benefit

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noun
1 advantage
ADJECTIVE
considerable, enormous, great, huge, immense, major, real, significant, substantial, tremendous

This could bring real benefits for teachers.

clear, obvious, tangible
positive
perceived

Consumers choose organic meat for a number of reasons, including perceived health benefits.

apparent, supposed
proven
maximum
added, additional

The method has many additional benefits.

mutual

The different environmental groups could work together to their mutual benefit.

direct, indirect
potential
unexpected
long-term, short-term
lasting
practical
public
personal
clinical, economic, educational, environmental, financial, material, nutritional, psychological, social, therapeutic
fitness, health
VERB + BENEFIT
enjoy, experience, have

The industry will be one of the first to enjoy the benefits of the recovery.

children who have the benefit of a stable home background

derive, gain, get, obtain, reap, receive

The company derived substantial benefit from the deal.

I reaped the benefits of all my early training.

bring, confer, deliver, offer, produce, provide, yield

The new factory will bring considerable benefits to the area.

This deal will offer major benefits to industrialists and investors.

maximize

If you want to maximize the benefits of blueberries, eat them raw.

highlight
extol, promote, tout (esp. AmE)

a marketing campaign which promotes the cosmetic benefits of vitamin E

appreciate, recognize, see

I can see the benefits that such games give children.

evaluate, weigh

Weigh the benefits of hiring help before hiring new employees.

extend

These benefits will now be extended to agency workers.

deny sb

He had been denied the benefits of a good education.

BENEFIT + VERB
accrue

the benefits that accrue from a good education

arise from sth, result from sth

A number of benefits arise from having a fitter body.

outweigh sth

The benefits easily outweigh the cost.

PREPOSITION
for sb's benefit

We shall do this for the benefit of the patients.

of benefit to

This arrangement will be of great benefit to you both.

to sb's benefit

It will be to everyone's benefit.

with the benefit of, without the benefit of

They somehow manage to work without the benefit of modern technology.

benefit for

the benefits for companies

benefit from

the benefits from tourism

benefit of

the benefit of a steady income

benefit to

What are the benefits to investors?

2 financial advantages given by a company, the government, etc.
ADJECTIVE
fringe (= extra things that an employer gives as well as a salary)

The fringe benefits include free health insurance.

tax
employee, retiree (both AmE)
domestic-partner (esp. AmE)
VERB + BENEFIT
give
receive
extend

These benefits will now be extended to agency workers.

deny sb

Same-sex couples were denied the benefits given to married couples.

BENEFIT + NOUN
plan (esp. AmE)
benefits package
3 (BrE) money
ADJECTIVE
welfare
state
insurance
means-tested, universal

One way to cut spending is to move from universal benefits to means-tested ones.

cash
generous
child, disability, health-care, housing, maternity, sickness, social-security
pension, retirement
jobless, unemployment
… OF BENEFIT
amount, level
VERB + BENEFIT
be eligible for, be entitled to, qualify for
claim

You may be able to claim housing benefit.

collect, draw, get, receive

He receives unemployment benefit.

be dependent on
lose

She is worried that if she takes on a job she will lose her benefits.

cut, reduce, slash

The government has cut unemployment benefit.

increase
BENEFIT + VERB
be paid

Benefit is paid monthly.

BENEFIT + NOUN
benefits agency
office
payment
system
cut
PREPOSITION
on benefit

He's on social security benefit.

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verb
ADVERB
considerably, enormously, greatly, immensely, really, significantly, substantially, tremendously
fully
clearly, obviously, undoubtedly

The new law clearly benefits those earning the most money.

ultimately
equally
disproportionately
mainly, primarily
personally
directly, indirectly

We benefited directly from the reorganization.

economically, financially

We both benefited financially from the arrangement.

PREPOSITION
from
Benefit is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑proceeds
Benefit is used with these nouns as the object: ↑economy, ↑industry, ↑mankind, ↑stockholder, ↑wildlife

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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