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profit

noun

1 profit

The excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses).

synonyms: earnings, lucre, net, net income, net profit, profits.

Roget 775: acquisition; gaining etc. v.; obtainment; procuration, procurement; purchase, descent, inheritance; gift etc. 784.    recovery, ... show more

Roget 731: success, successfulness; speed; advance etc. (progress) 282.    trump card; hit, stroke, score; lucky hit, fortunate hit, ... show more

Dutch: baat, baten, gewin, profijt, winst, winstcijfer, winstcijfers
Polish: dochód netto, zysk netto



2 profit

The advantageous quality of being beneficial.

synonym: gain.

Roget 618: good, benefit, advantage; improvement etc. 658; greatest good, supreme good; interest, service, behoof, behalf; weal; main chance, ... show more

Roget 35: increase, augmentation, enlargement, extension; dilatation etc. (expansion) 194; increment, accretion; accession etc. 37; development, ... show more

Dutch: winst
Polish: profit, zysk, interes, beneficjum, korzyść, pożytek

verb

1 profit

Derive a benefit from:
— She profited from his vast experience.

synonyms: benefit, gain.

Roget 648: be beneficial etc. adj.; produce good, do good etc. 618; profit etc. (be of use) 644; benefit; confer a benefit ... show more

Roget 644: be useful etc. adj.; avail, serve; subserve etc. (be instrumental to) 631; conduce etc. (tend) 176; answer, ... show more

Roget 775: acquire, get, gain, win, earn, obtain, procure, gather; collect etc. (assemble) 72; pick, pickup; ... show more

2 profit

Make a profit; gain money or materially:
— The company has not profited from the merger.

synonym: turn a profit.


Moby thesaurus: advance, advantage, advantageousness, advisability, aid, answer, appropriateness, avail, avails, bait, be handy, be of use, be right, befit, befitting, behalf, behoof, beneficialness, benefit, benison ... show more.

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