To benefit (sb), be of use to (sb).
Benefit, positive result obtained.
Reading such an enlightening book on the subject was of much profit to his studies.
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).
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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.
The profit of labor; on capital; in business.
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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
the advantageous quality of being beneficial
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
profit, turn a profitverb
make a profit; gain money or materially
"The company has not profited from the merger"
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How to use profit in a sentence?
Legislators have been trying for 25 years to stop criminals from making a profit.
Mills should be able to afford the investment of environmental equipment since profit margins of steelmaking are at a historical high level.
Most doctors don’t think about cost and are just doing their job, and the people who do know — like administrators — are just doing what comes naturally, maximizing profit.
It is no profit to have learned well, if you neglect to do well.
(The restriction) will further squeeze profit margins at steel mills after Vale's accident has already driven up iron ore prices.
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- ربح, مكسب, نفع, فائدةArabic
- zisk, prospěchCzech
- Gewinn, ProfitGerman
- ευεργετώ, κερδίζω, ωφελούμαι, κέρδος, όφελοςGreek
- explotar, ganancia, beneficioSpanish
- bénéfice, gain, profitFrench
- math, prothaidScottish Gaelic
- फ़ायदा, लाभHindi
- profit, haszonHungarian
- guadagno, profittoItalian
- 利益, 利潤Japanese
- 利益, 이익Korean
- профит, ќарува, искористува, добивка, заработка, користиMacedonian
- profijt, winstDutch
- lucro, provento, proveitoPortuguese
- profit, profituri, profita, câștig, beneficiaRomanian
- польза, прибыль, профит, выгода, доход, наживаRussian
- vinst, förtjänstSwedish
- dahili, faidaSwahili
- فایدہ, فائدہUrdu
- lợi, 利益, lợi íchVietnamese
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