Definition of for the benefit of in US English:

for the benefit of

phrase

  • 1In order to help or be useful to.

    ‘a venue run for the benefit of the community’
    • ‘Conflicts are fought by nation states for the benefit of the state, not the civilisation.’
    • ‘I am a socialist, and have been fighting and will fight for an absolute reconstruction of society for the benefit of all.’
    • ‘A new building would not be complete if it did not provide the opportunities to work in a much more coordinated way for the benefit of the children.’
    • ‘Its responsibilities extend far beyond the City boundaries in that it also provides a host of additional facilities for the benefit of the nation.’
    • ‘After the sermon a collection was taken up for the benefit of the poor of Chambersburg.’
    of benefit to, to the advantage of, for the sake of, for the benefit of
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    1. 1.1 In order to interest or impress (someone)
      ‘it was all an act put on for his benefit’
      • ‘Does anyone else wonder if the teary eyes were an act, put on for the benefit of the media?’
      • ‘This is not an act put on for the benefit of the media, she's always been the one to put her family first and almost nothing is heard about her love-life.’
      • ‘But to keep up appearances, perhaps for the benefit of us tourists, a ridiculous play is acted out.’
      • ‘They appear designed to give a false impression of real concern for him for the benefit of the court and the media.’
      • ‘Paul's whole life is a show; an act put on for the benefit of others so that they will see him in a certain way.’
      in the interests of, in support of, for, for the benefit of, for the good of, for the sake of, to the advantage of, to the profit of, on account of
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