Definition Profit

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Definition

to profit (from, by): to benefit, to gain, to make money (from)
verb
I profited from my day off by resting and now feel ready to go back to work.
They profited from his stupidity by tricking him into giving them his credit card details.

a profit: a benefit, a return, a positive result
noun
To make a profit to make more money than one has spent
Gross profit the difference between total revenue from sales and total cost of purchases or materials

profitable: lucrative, money-making, successful, generating money
adjective

profitability: the ability (usually of a company) to make money
noun
Pronunciation examples
UK: I profited from my day off by resting.
US: The Delavigne Corporation made a huge profit last year.

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