1 advantage, profit, good, sake, gain, aid, help, service:
It would be to their benefit to call off the strike.
2 Often, benefits. perquisite(s), emolument(s), allowance(s), extra(s), fringe benefit(s), Colloq perk(s):
We offer one of the best schemes in the industry for employee benefits.
3 improve, aid, help, better, promote, further, advance, forward:
Enrolling on a management course could benefit your chances for advancement.
4 profit, gain:
No one has ever personally benefited a penny from these contributions.
considerable, enormous, great, major, real, substantial
This could bring real benefits for teachers.
| maximum | additional
The scheme has many additional benefits.
(= extra things that an employer gives as well as wages)The fringe benefits include free health insurance.
The different environmental groups could work together to their mutual benefit.
| potential | long-term, short-term | economic, environmental, financial, health, social | tax
VERB + BENEFIT
The motor industry will be one of the first to enjoy the benefits of the recovery. children who have the benefit of a stable home background
| derive, gain, get, obtain, reap, receive
The company derived substantial benefit from the deal. I reaped the benefits of all my early training.
| bring, offer, provide
The new factory will bring considerable benefits to the area. This deal will offer major benefits to industrialists and investors.
BENEFIT + VERB
the benefits that accrue from a good education
for sb's ~
We shall do this for the benefit of the patients.
| of ~ to
This arrangement will be of great benefit to you both.
| to sb's ~
It will be to everyone's benefit.
| with/without the ~ of
managing to work without the benefit of modern technology
| ~ for
the benefits for companies
| ~ from
the benefits from tourism
| ~ of
the benefit of a steady income
| ~ to
What are the benefits to investors?
welfare | state | means-tested, universal
One way to cut spending is to move from universal benefits?those paid to everyone regardless of need?to means-tested ones.
| cash | child, housing, sickness, social security, unemployment
VERB + BENEFIT
be eligible for, be entitled to, qualify for | claim
You may be able to claim housing benefit.
| draw, get, receive
He receives unemployment benefit.
| be dependent on | lose
She is worried that if she takes on a job she will lose her benefits.
The government has cut unemployment benefit.
BENEFIT + VERB
Benefit is paid monthly.
BENEFIT + NOUN
benefits agency | office | payment | system
He's on social security benefit. verb
considerably, enormously, greatly, substantially | fully | clearly, obviously, undoubtedly
The new law clearly benefits those earning the most money.
| equally | disproportionately | directly
We benefited directly from the reorganization.
| indirectly | financially
We both benefited financially from the arrangement.
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