benefit

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. profit, advantage, gain, good, avail; fund-raiser. —v. help, serve, assist; improve. See benevolence, utility, aid, request, goodness, means. Ant., harm, drawback, handicap.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. (for) charity, for a good or worthy cause, in one's favor.
n.
1. [Advantage]
Syn. gain, profit, good, interest; see advantage 3 .
2. [Charitable affair]
Syn. charity ball, benefit performance, donor dinner, donor lunch, dance, fair, bazaar, exhibit, exhibition, raffle, concert.
3. [A payment or favor received in addition to wages; often plural ]
Syn. fringe benefit, perquisite, extra, bonus, compensation, privilege, perk*.
v.
Syn. serve, profit, avail; see help 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
gain, good, profit, help, favor, service, reward, worth, avail, *perk.
ANT.: loss, harm
II
v.
gain, profit, help, favor, serve, reward, advance, do good.
ANT.: harm, disfavor, impair
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. Something beneficial: advantage, avail, blessing, boon1, favor, gain, profit. See HELP. 2. Something that contributes to or increases one's well-being: advantage, good, interest (often used in plural), profit. See HELP. 3. The quality of being suitable or adaptable to an end: account, advantage, avail, profit, use, usefulness, utility. See USED. 4. Archaic. A kindly act: favor, good turn, grace, indulgence, kindness, service. See HELP. II verb 1. To be an advantage to: advantage, avail, profit, serve. Archaic: boot2. Idiom: stand someone in good stead. See HELP. 2. To derive advantage: capitalize, gain, profit. See HELP.

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