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Synonyms for profit
ˈprɒf ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. net income, net, net profit, lucre, profit, profits, earnings(noun)

    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, gain(verb)

    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, benefit(verb)

    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 profit(verb)

    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


  1. profit(noun)



  2. profit(noun)

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



  3. profit(noun)

    Benefit, positive result obtained.

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



  4. profit(noun)

    In property law, a nonpossessory interest in land whereby a party is entitled to enter the land of another for the purpose of taking the soil or the substance of the soil (coal, oil, minerals, and in some jurisdictions timber and game).



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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. profit(n.)

    gain, produce, emolument, return, avails

  2. profit(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. profit(n)

    gain, emolument, dividend

    Associated words:
    pernor, fructuary, exploit, exploitation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    profits, benefit, gain, earnings, gains, benefits, profitability, advantage, beneficiary, earns, dividend

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How to use profit in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    Foolish people support often or always the photo bearing post of the self-seeker or most selfish individual on the social media by insanely thinking that this way they can fulfill via her/his contact or network their own vested-interest desire or wish, but those stupids do not realise that the same self-obsessed person is gonna even one day devour them as a fish or a sweet dish for self benefit or undue profit.

  2. Leonardo Trasande:

    The biggest reason why Panera Bread's been slow going is not a lack of effort by these non-profit organizations, or a lack of concern by consumers, but because there is no requirement by The FDA to systematically test these products, they come to market without the kind of toxicology testing and pre-market testing for safety that we truly need.

  3. Horace:

    He wins every hand who mingles profit with pleasure.

  4. Peter Lenz:

    They build advertising information out of data, more data for them presumably means more profit.

  5. Kim Khan:

    Amazon built its commanding position by spending all its cash to grow before it became the profit-making machine it is today. It's doing the same thing during this lockdown period and will likely come out a winner again.

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