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Synonyms for profit
ˈprɒf ɪtprof·it

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  1. profitnoun



  2. profitnoun

    To benefit (sb), be of use to (sb).



  3. profitnoun

    To benefit, gain.

    Reading such an enlightening book on the subject was of much profit to his studies.



  4. profitnoun

    To take advantage of, exploit, use.



English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. profit

    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.

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

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

    The profit of labor; on capital; in business.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. profit

    gain, emolument, advantage, avail, acquisition, benefit service, use, improvement

    loss, detriment, damage, disadvantage, waste

Princeton's WordNet

  1. net income, net, net profit, lucre, profit, profits, earningsnoun

    the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)

    lolly, net, cyberspace, clams, sugar, remuneration, net income, cabbage, wampum, win, lucre, boodle, meshing, gelt, network, bread, earnings, internet, lettuce, gain, loot, winnings, scratch, simoleons, profits, pelf, mesh, wage, dough, dinero, kale, salary, meshwork, net profit, pay, shekels, moolah

    turn a loss, lose, break even

  2. profit, gainverb

    the advantageous quality of being beneficial

    increase, gain, lucre, net income, earnings, profits, net, addition, amplification, net profit

    turn a loss, lose, break even

  3. profit, gain, benefitverb

    derive a benefit from

    "She profited from his vast experience"

    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, hit, arrive at, advance, realize, pull ahead, benefit, make, earn

    turn a loss, lose, break even

  4. profit, turn a profitverb

    make a profit; gain money or materially

    "The company has not profited from the merger"

    turn a profit, benefit, gain

    lose, break even, turn a loss

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. profitnoun

    gain, produce, emolument, return, avails

  2. profitnoun

    advantage, benefit, service, weal, interest, welfare, behoof, behalf, account, utility

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. profitnoun

    gain, emolument, dividend

    Associated words:
    pernor, fructuary, exploit, exploitation

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How to use profit in a sentence?

  1. La Rochefoucauld:

    There is no accident so disastrous that a clever man cannot derive some profit from it nor any so fortunate that a fool cannot turn it to his disadvantage.

  2. Brad Bourne:

    Every penny movement in the dollar adds about C$200,000 ($151,000) of profit to my bottom line.

  3. Ground Zero:

    The whole drama of pandemic created is to sell medicine, vaccines, ppe, ventilators etc and profit healthcare people.

  4. Li Dongsheng:

    I advise the government to further lower value-added tax, and if implemented, it will effectively boost the profit-making ability of the manufacturing industry.

  5. Barack Obama:

    The auto industry here in the United States has figured out that we can make more fuel-efficient cars that reduce the carbon pollution that is causing climate change, and make a profit - and put more people to work.

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