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American English: /ˈbɛnəfɪt/
British English: /ˈbɛnɪfɪt/

Translation of benefit in Spanish:


  • 1 (good) she is exploiting the situation for her own benefit
    está explotando la situación en beneficio propio or para su provecho
    for the benefit of your children
    por el bien de tus hijos
    the benefits of a good education
    las ventajas de una buena educación
    I didn't derive much benefit from the course
    no saqué mucho (provecho) del curso
    benefit to somebody/somethingthe improvements will be of great benefit to the public
    las mejoras serán muy beneficiosas para el público or beneficiarán mucho al público
    a change will be of benefit to you
    un cambio te resultará beneficioso or provechoso
    to give somebody the benefit of the doubt
    darle a alguien el beneficio de la duda
    Example sentences
    • Every other facility can only be enjoyed with the benefit of good health.
    • Bishop Foley took an early lead with the benefit of a strong breeze but Gaelscoil battled hard throughout and never gave up.
    • Emily Barr wrote a dark, funny novel called Backpack that, with the benefit of Chick Lit packaging, gained huge sales.
  • 2 2.1 (payment from state) they are not entitled to any benefits
    no tienen derecho a recibir prestaciones de ningún tipo
    he's on unemployment benefits o (British English) benefit
    recibe subsidio de desempleo or (Chile) de cesantía
    está cobrando el paro (Spain)
    2.2 countable (perk)
    beneficio (masculine) or ventaja (feminine) (extrasalarial)
    Example sentences
    • This situation in particular refers to people who receive social welfare benefits and old age pension recipients.
    • Full funding for our courses can be provided for people receiving various social welfare payments or benefits.
    • For longer sick leaves, they received benefits from the Social Insurance Institution.
  • 3 (concert, performance)
    (game) (partido con fines benéficos)
    (before noun) (concert/performance/game)
    con fines benéficos
    Example sentences
    • His daughter presents a one-off tribute to her dad in a benefit gig for multiple-sclerosis charities.
    • An independent record store must sell to the Music Town chain unless its wacky employees can raise enough money through a benefit gig.
    • They could very easily put together a benefit gig and raise the money Moo lost.

transitive verb -t- or (in American English also) -tt-

  • (person/health/mankind)
    Example sentences
    • Engineering projects benefit the area and bring more people.
    • She says competitions and opportunities to exhibit and display artistic work benefit the artist and bring enjoyment to people.
    • She says it is going to take executives of color to bring about changes to benefit the parity of newsroom diversity.

intransitive verb -t- or (in American English also) -tt-

  • beneficiarse
    how will we benefit?
    ¿de qué manera nos vamos a beneficiar?
    to benefit from somethinghe didn't benefit much from the experience
    no sacó mucho (provecho) de la experiencia
    you will all benefit from the change
    todos se van a beneficiar con el cambio
    Example sentences
    • Preventing people who may benefit from receiving a drug treatment that works will see us lose a decade of progress and return to a dark age of dementia care.
    • The service can only exist on the subscriptions received from households who benefit from the service.
    • It seems that some patients needing blood transfusions may benefit from receiving chicken blood rather than human blood.

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