What does the word benefit mean?

Usage examples for benefit

  1. " They will not benefit us," he said. – Beric the Briton A Story of the Roman Invasion by G. A. Henty
  2. This is a surprise- party, I think, got up for our special benefit. – Hildegarde's Neighbors by 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 by Robert Means Lawrence
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