Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BENEFITING

My mother is much better, and is benefiting greatly by the baths.

They injure the stomach and health of the child, instead of benefiting it.

This is the most simple method of purifying, or "benefiting" silver.

It is also quite distinct from expediency, or the idea of benefiting by an act.

We have been blessed more than most men, and have the power, by our right use of these blessings, of benefiting our fellow-men.

In working for the elevation of everybody's children are we not benefiting our own?

And then I was pleased at the chance of benefiting him, too.

The light without is benefiting them more than "the light within."

Modeling and simulation is also benefiting from object-oriented technologies.

Profits will not be invested with a distant view of benefiting posterity.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.