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benefit

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of benefit

  1. 1 a thing that helps <it would be a real benefit if you could keep track of what you have already bought> Synonyms advantage, aid, asset, help, boonRelated Words hand, lift, pick-me-up; support, sustenance; blessing, godsend, windfall; recourse, refuge, resort, resourceNear Antonyms constraint, inhibitor, liability, obstacle, obstruction, restraint, strangleholdAntonyms disadvantage, drawback, encumbrance, hindrance, impediment, minus

  2. 2 something that provides happiness or does good for a person or thing <the meal service is a great benefit to invalids and the elderly> Synonyms benediction, blessing, boon, felicity, godsend, good, manna, windfallRelated Words grace, mercy; favor, kindness, mitzvah; advantage, aid, assistance, gift, help, relief, support; anodyne, comfort, consolation, solace; bonus, extra, lagniappe; delight, joy, pleasureNear Antonyms hex, hoodoo, jinx; bother, irritant, nuisance, pest; disadvantage; cross, misery, trial, tribulationAntonyms affliction, bane, curse, evil, plague, scourge




benefit

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of benefit

  1. to provide with something useful or desirable <his summer internship benefited him in two ways: by giving him some tuition funds and by offering vital work experience> Synonyms advantage, avail, help, profit, serve Related Words succeed, work (for); aid, assist; better, improve; content, delight, gladden, gratify, please, satisfy; bless Near Antonyms hinder, impede; damage, harm, hurt, impair, injure; afflict, distress, upset





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