profit

noun
ADJECTIVE
big, considerable, decent, enormous, fat, good, greater, handsome, healthy, hefty, high, huge, large, massive, maximum, record, strong, substantial, tidy
increasing, rising
obscene

At whose expense are those obscene profits made?

low, modest, reasonable, small

They closed down after years of low profits.

declining, falling
overall, total
average, steady

a commodity that produced steady profits

additional, excess, extra
lost, unrealized

Damaged goods mean lost profit.

quick

He's only interested in making a quick profit.

pure

$700 million of almost pure profit

expected

The expected profits have not materialized.

potential

the potential profits from insider trading

future
gross, pre-tax (esp. BrE)
after-tax, clear, net, post-tax (esp. BrE)
taxable
reported
interim (BrE), short-term
annual, quarterly

an annual profit of £50 000

first-quarter, full-year, half-year (esp. BrE), second-quarter, etc.
corporate, group
operating, trading
personal

Jakob had realized a personal profit of $240 000.

VERB + PROFIT
bring, bring in, deliver, earn, generate, make, produce, realize, reap, return, turn, yield

The CD generated record profits.

boost, increase
double
maximize
post, report

The company posted second-quarter profits of $570 million.

show

The company started to show a profit in its first year.

take

Investors will take the profits.

guarantee
share, split
PROFIT + VERB
climb, grow, increase, jump, rise, soar, surge

Profits surged 41% to £13 million.

decline, drop, fall, plummet, plunge
accrue, arise

profits accruing to the taxpayer from the sale of property

PROFIT + NOUN
margin, rate
sharing
motive

the pharmaceutical companies' profit motive

maximization

We are continuing our strategy of profit maximization.

centre/center

The interest paid on credit-card bills has become the largest profit centre/center for banks.

PREPOSITION
against profits

The company made losses of $500 000 against profits of $750 000.

at a profit

We should be able to sell the piano at a profit.

for profit

The goods were sold for profit.

profit from

profits from property investments

profit on

Did you make a profit on your house when you sold it?

PHRASES
a decline in profits, a fall in profits
an increase in profits, a rise in profits
profit after tax, profit before tax

Profit before tax increased by 40% on last year.


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