benefit synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term benefit:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. benefit(noun)

    financial assistance in time of need

    Synonyms:
    welfare

  2. benefit, welfare(noun)

    something that aids or promotes well-being

    Synonyms:
    eudaemonia, social welfare, public assistance, well-being, wellbeing, eudaimonia, upbeat, benefit, welfare

  3. benefit(verb)

    a performance to raise money for a charitable cause

    Synonyms:
    welfare

  4. profit, gain, benefit(verb)

    derive a benefit from

    Synonyms:
    clear, gain ground, derive, acquire, realise, gain, reach, win, get ahead, make headway, attain, turn a profit, bring in, put on, take in, pull in, gather, do good, profit, hit, arrive at, advance, realize, pull ahead, benefit, make, earn

  5. benefit, do good(verb)

    be beneficial for

    Synonyms:
    do good, gain, profit, benefit

Wiktionary

  1. benefit(noun)

    Synonyms:
    aid, subsidy, assistance, help, boon, foredeal, advantage, batten

    Antonyms:
    encumbrance, detriment, nuisance, obstacle, hindrance, disadvantage, malefic

  2. benefit(noun)

    To be or to provide a benefit to.

    Synonyms:
    advantage, subsidy, help, aid, boon, foredeal, assistance, batten

    Antonyms:
    obstacle, nuisance, hindrance, encumbrance, disadvantage, detriment, malefic

  3. benefit(noun)

    To receive a benefit (from). To be a beneficiary.

    Synonyms:
    help, assistance, foredeal, aid, advantage, boon, subsidy, batten

    Antonyms:
    detriment, obstacle, disadvantage, nuisance, hindrance, encumbrance, malefic

  4. benefit(noun)

    A performance, etc, given to raise funds for some cause.

    Synonyms:
    aid, advantage, help, subsidy, boon, foredeal, assistance

    Antonyms:
    hindrance, nuisance, disadvantage, obstacle, encumbrance, detriment

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. benefit

    The returns or receipts include all that is received from an outlay or investment; the profit is the excess (if any) of the receipts over the outlay; hence, in government, morals, etc., the profit is what is really good, helpful, useful, valuable. Utility is chiefly used in the sense of some immediate or personal and generally some material good. Advantage is that which gives one a vantage-ground, either for coping with competitors or with difficulties, needs, or demands; as to have the advantage of a good education; it is frequently used of what one has beyond another or secures at the expense of another; as, to have the advantage of another in an argument, or to take advantage of another in a bargain. Gain is what one secures beyond what he previously possessed. Benefit is anything that does one good. Emolument is profit, return, or value accruing through official position. Expediency has respect to profit or advantage, real or supposed, considered apart from or perhaps in opposition to right, in actions having a moral character. Compare UTILITY.

    Synonyms:
    advantage, avail, emolument, expediency, gain, good, improvement, proceeds, profit, receipts, return, returns, service, usefulness, utility, value

    Antonyms:
    damage, destruction, detriment, disadvantage, harm, hurt, injury, loss, ruin, waste

    Preposition:
    The profit of labor; on capital; in business.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. benefit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    favor, service, act of kindness, good turn, kind office

  2. benefit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    advantage, profit, avail, gain, good, utility, behalf, behoof, account, interest

  3. benefit(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    befriend, help, serve, do good to, be useful to, advance the interest of, confer a favor on

  4. benefit(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    profit, advantage, avail, be of advantage to

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

benefits, advantage, profit, delivery, advantages, allowance, interest, favour, provision, enjoy, benefits, allowances, gain, interests, benefit, bienfait, edge, usefulness, sake, avantage, vantaggio, allocation, welfare, entitlements, beneficiary, beneficial, useful

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. BENEFIT

    Synonyms:
    Betaseron in Newly Emerging Multiple Sclerosis for Initial Treatment trial



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