beneficial Definition

  • 1favorable or advantageous; resulting in good
  • 2having a good effect on someone or something

Using beneficial: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "beneficial" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Exercise is beneficial to your health.

  • Example

    The new policy will be beneficial to the company's growth.

  • Example

    The program has been beneficial for students' academic performance.

beneficial Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with beneficial

  • a situation or agreement that benefits all parties involved


    The partnership between the two companies was mutually beneficial.

  • a person who enjoys the benefits of ownership even though the title may be in another name


    The beneficial owner of the property is the one who receives the rental income.

  • an individual's right to benefit from assets held by another person or organization


    The trust grants the beneficiary a beneficial interest in the assets.

Origins of beneficial

from Latin 'bene' meaning 'well' and 'facere' meaning 'to do'


Summary: beneficial in Brief

The term 'beneficial' [ˌbenɪˈfɪʃl] refers to something that is favorable, advantageous, or has a good effect on someone or something. It is often used to describe things that are helpful or valuable, such as exercise being beneficial to health or a new policy being beneficial to a company's growth. 'Beneficial' extends into phrases like 'mutually beneficial,' denoting a situation that benefits all parties involved.

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