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1‘they improved the station for the benefit of customers’
good, sake, interest, welfare, well-being, satisfaction, enjoyment, advantage, comfort, ease, convenience
help, aid, assistance, avail, use, utility, service
2‘the benefits of massage are endless’
advantage, reward, merit, good point, strong point, strength, asset, plus, plus point, bonus, boon, blessing, virtue
perk, fringe benefit, additional benefit, added extra
usefulness, helpfulness, convenience, advantageousness, value, profit
3‘there is new hope for those who are dependent on benefit’
social security payments, social security, state benefit, unemployment benefit, government benefit, benefit payments, public assistance allowance, welfare, insurance money, sick pay, pension
charity, donations, gifts, financial assistance
informal the dole
Scottish informal the buroo, the broo
1‘they came to a compromise that benefited all parties’
be advantageous to, be beneficial to, be of advantage to, be to the advantage of, profit, do good to, be of service to, serve, be useful to, be of use to, be helpful to, be of help to, help, aid, assist, be of assistance to
better, improve, strengthen, boost, advance, further
2‘she benefited from a credit and loan scheme’
profit, gain, reap benefits, reap financial reward, make money
make the most of, exploit, turn to one's advantage, put to good use, do well out of
informal cash in, make a killing
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