- n. 利益，好处；救济金
- vt. 有益于，对…有益
- vi. 受益，得益
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来自法语。词根bene, 好。fit, 做，同fact,字母c脱落。原指做好处，善举，后也指个人利益，即善有善报。
- benefit:  The element bene- occurs in a wide variety of English words. It comes from Latin bene ‘well’, a close relative of Latin bonus ‘good’. Amongst its combinations are benediction , literally ‘saying well’, hence ‘blessing’, benefaction ‘doing well’ , and benevolent ‘wishing well’ . Benefit is related to benefaction, since it too comes ultimately from Latin bene facere, but it took a more indirect route to English, from Latin benefactum ‘good deed’ via Old French bienfait and Anglo- Norman benfet.
- benefit (n.)
- 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.
- benefit (v.)
- late 15c., from benefit (n.). Related: Benefited; benefiting.
- 1. It is certainly worth checking up on your benefit entitlements.
- 2. Each family farms individually and reaps the benefit of its labor.
- 3. In 1986 more than three million were receiving unemployment benefit.
- 4. Millions of householders are eligible to claim the new council tax benefit.
- 5. At first I gave him the benefit of the doubt.
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