Benefit vs Appreciate - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between benefit and appreciate

is that benefit is to receive a benefit (from); to be a beneficiary while appreciate is to increase in value.

As verbs the difference between benefit and appreciate

is that benefit is to be or to provide a benefit to while appreciate is to be grateful or thankful for.

As a noun benefit

is an advantage, help, sake or aid from something.

benefit

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • An advantage, help, sake or aid from something.
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  • A payment made in accordance with an insurance policy or a public assistance scheme.
  • A performance, etc, given to raise funds for some cause.
  • (obsolete) beneficence; liberality
  • Derived terms

    * beneficial * benefiter

    Synonyms

    * (advantage, help ): foredeal, advantage, aid, assistance, boon, help * (payment ): subsidy

    Antonyms

    * (advantage, help ): disadvantage, encumbrance, hindrance, nuisance, obstacle, detriment

    See also

    * lagniappe

    Verb

  • To be or to provide a benefit to.
  • * Bible, Jer. xviii. 10
  • I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.
  • To receive a benefit (from); to be a beneficiary.
  • Usage notes

    * Benefiting and benefited are more common, with benefitting and benefitted being a minor variant especially in the US.

    Synonyms

    * help, batten

    Antonyms

    * malefic * detriment

    Derived terms

    (terms derived from "benefit") * benefit association * benefit dollar * benefit in kind * benefit of clergy * benefit principle * benefit society * benefit-cost analysis * benefit-cost ratio * benefits coordinator * bennies * cafeteria benefit * child tax benefit * core benefit * cost-benefit analysis * death benefit * elective benefit * employee benefit * equivalent annual benefit * family benefit * friend with benefits * fringe benefit * income-related benefit * injury benefit * maternity benefit * means-tested benefit * nonstatutory fringe benefit * nonwage benefit * private benefit * risk-benefit * sickness benefit * state benefit * stranded benefit * supplementary benefit * survivor benefit * unemployment benefit * variable death benefit *

    appreciate

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)

    Verb

    (appreciat)
  • to be grateful or thankful for.
  • I appreciate your efforts
  • to view as valuable.
  • You must learn to appreciate time
  • to be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect.
  • To test the power of bees to appreciate color.
  • * Lubbock
  • to test the power of bees to appreciate colour
  • to increase in value.
  • The value of his portfolio appreciated by 80% over eight years.
  • * Ramsay
  • lest a sudden peace should appreciate the money

    Usage notes

    * This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing) . See

    Synonyms

    * esteem * estimate * understand

    Antonyms

    * depreciate

    References

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