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Definition of benefit verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they benefit
    he / she / it benefits
    past simple benefitedbenefitted
    -ing form benefitingbenefitting
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  1. 1[transitive] benefit somebody to be useful to someone or improve their life in some way We should spend the money on something that will benefit everyone.
  2. 2[intransitive] benefit (from/by something) to be in a better position because of something Who exactly stands to benefit from these changes? Most crime victims benefit greatly from talking about their experiences.
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