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Synonyms for profit
ˈprɒf ɪtprof·it

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  1. profit

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

    loss, detriment, damage, disadvantage, waste

Princeton's WordNet4.5 / 2 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. profitnoun

    gain, produce, emolument, return, avails

  2. profitnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. profitnoun

    gain, emolument, dividend

    Associated words:
    pernor, fructuary, exploit, exploitation

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How to use profit in a sentence?

  1. David Neeleman:

    This year it will be difficult to have a profit because of the crisis in Brazil and other things. But next year, when we've implemented our changes, we expect to have a profit, and post profits going forward.

  2. Irvin Feld:

    Each elephant costs over $65,000 a year, per year, over all the years of their life, we're fortunate we're for profit. We do make a profit and we're a privately owned family business, and so we've made a decision we want to devote a lot of resources here.

  3. Machiavelli:

    It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all those who would profit by the old order, only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new.

  4. Lakshheish M Patel:

    If you have Rs.5 lakh in your bank accounts and trading in stock market, then you will find that the balance in bank account has become Rs.4 Lakh and this is despite daily profit, no stock keeping in your portfolio and capital gain showing Rs.2.5 lakhs. The difference of Rs.1 lakh is stealthily taken out from your account by brokerage firms and even your capital gain profit is all hoodwinking

  5. H.L. Mencken:

    For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe... Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end.

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