Benefit Ben"e*fit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Benefited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Benefitting}.] To be beneficial to; to do good to; to advantage; to advance in health or prosperity; to be useful to; to profit. [1913 Webster]

I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them. --Jer. xviii. 10. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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