for one's own benefit

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of for one's own benefit

: in a way that benefits oneself
  • Since he owns the land, he thinks he should be free to use it for his own benefit.

Word by Word Definitions

own play
  1. : belonging to oneself or itself

  2. used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. : to have or hold as property : possess

  2. : to have power or mastery over

  3. : to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed : admit

  1. : one or ones belonging to oneself

benefit play
  1. : something that produces good or helpful results or effects or that promotes well-being : advantage

  2. : useful aid : help

  3. : financial help in time of sickness, old age, or unemployment

  1. : to be useful or profitable to

  2. : to receive help or an advantage : to receive benefit


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