Antonyms for benefit

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : ben-uh-fit
Phonetic Transcription : ˈbɛn ə fɪt

Definition of benefit

Origin :
  • late 14c., "good or noble deed," also "advantage, profit," from Anglo-French benfet "well-done," from Latin benefactum "good deed," from bene facere (see benefactor). Meaning "performance or entertainment to raise money for some charitable cause" is from 1680s.
  • noun advantage, profit
  • noun event to raise money
  • verb help, enhance
Example sentences :
  • When everything looked at its worst, then all seemed to change for our benefit.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • To how many thousands of our countrymen has it proved a benefit?
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • They do not change the nature of truth and her capability and destiny to benefit mankind.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • She considered, giving him, after her kindly way, the benefit of the doubt.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Does every one who receives the sacraments derive a benefit from them?
  • Extract from : « An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism » by Joseph Stump
  • Without faith, no one can obtain any benefit from the sacraments.
  • Extract from : « An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism » by Joseph Stump
  • Allis gave Jockey Redpath the benefit of her knowledge of Lauzanne's peculiarities.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • Here are children in abundance, and what benefit could have accrued to me from his purchasing Vernon?
  • Extract from : « Lady Susan » by Jane Austen
  • She was accordingly sold for the benefit of the underwriters.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • One who receives a benefit from another, or is otherwise an object of charity.
  • Extract from : « The Devil's Dictionary » by Ambrose Bierce

Synonyms for benefit

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019