Part of speech: noun

Profit; advantage.

Part of speech: verb

To be helpful or useful to; profit; improve.

Part of speech: noun

A favor bestowed; privilege.

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Usage examples "benefit":

  1. " They will not benefit us," he said. - "Beric the Briton A Story of the Roman Invasion", G. A. Henty.
  2. This is a surprise- party, I think, got up for our special benefit. - "Hildegarde's Neighbors", Laura E. Richards.
  3. His reply was that his mother- in- law had not as much confidence in him as his father had, and therefore had failed to receive as much benefit. - "Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery", Robert Means Lawrence.