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 for Profit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Profit \Pro"fit\, n. [F., fr. L. profectus advance, progress,
     profit, fr. profectum. See Proficient.]
     1. Acquisition beyond expenditure; excess of value received
        for producing, keeping, or selling, over cost; hence,
        pecuniary gain in any transaction or occupation;
        emolument; as, a profit on the sale of goods.
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              Let no man anticipate uncertain profits. --Rambler.
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     2. Accession of good; valuable results; useful consequences;
        benefit; avail; gain; as, an office of profit,
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              This I speak for your own profit.     --1 Cor. vii.
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              If you dare do yourself a profit and a right.
                                                    --Shak.
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     Syn: Benefit; avail; service; improvement; advancement; gain;
          emolument.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Profit \Prof"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Profited; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Profiting.] [F. profiter. See Profit, n.]
     To be of service to; to be good to; to help on; to benefit;
     to advantage; to avail; to aid; as, truth profits all men.
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           The word preached did not profit them.   --Heb. iv. 2.
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           It is a great means of profiting yourself, to copy
           diligently excellent pieces and beautiful designs.
                                                    --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Profit \Prof"it\, v. i.
     1. To gain advantage; to make improvement; to improve; to
        gain; to advance.
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              I profit not by thy talk.             --Shak.
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     2. To be of use or advantage; to do or bring good.
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              Riches profit not in the day of wrath. --Prov. xi.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Turn \Turn\ (t[^u]rn), v. i.
     1. To move round; to have a circular motion; to revolve
        entirely, repeatedly, or partially; to change position, so
        as to face differently; to whirl or wheel round; as, a
        wheel turns on its axis; a spindle turns on a pivot; a man
        turns on his heel.
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              The gate . . . on golden hinges turning. --Milton.
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     2. Hence, to revolve as if upon a point of support; to hinge;
        to depend; as, the decision turns on a single fact.
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              Conditions of peace certainly turn upon events of
              war.                                  --Swift.
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     3. To result or terminate; to come about; to eventuate; to
        issue.
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              If we repent seriously, submit contentedly, and
              serve him faithfully, afflictions shall turn to our
              advantage.                            --Wake.
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     4. To be deflected; to take a different direction or
        tendency; to be directed otherwise; to be differently
        applied; to be transferred; as, to turn from the road.
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              Turn from thy fierce wrath.           --Ex. xxxii.
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              Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways. --Ezek.
                                                    xxxiii. 11.
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              The understanding turns inward on itself, and
              reflects on its own operations.       --Locke.
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     5. To be changed, altered, or transformed; to become
        transmuted; also, to become by a change or changes; to
        grow; as, wood turns to stone; water turns to ice; one
        color turns to another; to turn Muslim.
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              I hope you have no intent to turn husband. --Shak.
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              Cygnets from gray turn white.         --Bacon.
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     6. To undergo the process of turning on a lathe; as, ivory
        turns well.
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     7. Specifically: 
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        (a) To become acid; to sour; -- said of milk, ale, etc.
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        (b) To become giddy; -- said of the head or brain.
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                  I'll look no more;
                  Lest my brain turn.               --Shak.
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        (c) To be nauseated; -- said of the stomach.
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        (d) To become inclined in the other direction; -- said of
            scales.
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        (e) To change from ebb to flow, or from flow to ebb; --
            said of the tide.
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        (f) (Obstetrics) To bring down the feet of a child in the
            womb, in order to facilitate delivery.
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     8. (Print.) To invert a type of the same thickness, as
        temporary substitute for any sort which is exhausted.
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     To turn about, to face to another quarter; to turn around.
        
  
     To turn again, to come back after going; to return. --Shak.
  
     To turn against, to become unfriendly or hostile to.
  
     To turn aside or To turn away.
        (a) To turn from the direct course; to withdraw from a
            company; to deviate.
        (b) To depart; to remove.
        (c) To avert one's face.
  
     To turn back, to turn so as to go in an opposite direction;
        to retrace one's steps.
  
     To turn in.
        (a) To bend inward.
        (b) To enter for lodgings or entertainment.
        (c) To go to bed. [Colloq.]
  
     To turn into, to enter by making a turn; as, to turn into a
        side street.
  
     To turn off, to be diverted; to deviate from a course; as,
        the road turns off to the left.
  
     To turn on or To turn upon.
        (a) To turn against; to confront in hostility or anger.
        (b) To reply to or retort.
        (c) To depend on; as, the result turns on one condition.
            
  
     To turn out.
        (a) To move from its place, as a bone.
        (b) To bend or point outward; as, his toes turn out.
        (c) To rise from bed. [Colloq.]
        (d) To come abroad; to appear; as, not many turned out to
            the fire.
        (e) To prove in the result; to issue; to result; as, the
            crops turned out poorly.
  
     To turn over, to turn from side to side; to roll; to
        tumble.
  
     To turn round.
        (a) To change position so as to face in another direction.
        (b) To change one's opinion; to change from one view or
            party to another.
  
     To turn to, to apply one's self to; to have recourse to; to
        refer to. "Helvicus's tables may be turned to on all
        occasions." --Locke.
  
     To turn to account, profit, advantage, or the like, to
        be made profitable or advantageous; to become worth the
        while.
  
     To turn under, to bend, or be folded, downward or under.
  
     To turn up.
        (a) To bend, or be doubled, upward.
        (b) To appear; to come to light; to transpire; to occur;
            to happen.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  profit
      n 1: the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of
           time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
           [syn: net income, net, net profit, lucre, profit,
           profits, earnings]
      2: the advantageous quality of being beneficial [syn: profit,
         gain]
      v 1: derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast
           experience" [syn: profit, gain, benefit]
      2: make a profit; gain money or materially; "The company has not
         profited from the merger" [syn: profit, turn a profit]
         [ant: break even, lose, turn a loss]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  188 Moby Thesaurus words for "profit":
     advance, advantage, advantageousness, advisability, aid, answer,
     appropriateness, avail, avails, bait, be handy, be of use,
     be right, befit, befitting, behalf, behoof, beneficialness,
     benefit, benison, bestead, blessing, boon, box office,
     break no bones, bribe, capital gains, capitalize on, carrot,
     cash in on, clean up, cleaning, cleanup, clear, clear profit,
     coin money, commercialize, commissions, convenience, credit,
     credits, decency, desirability, disposable income, dividend,
     dividends, do, do good, do no harm, do the trick, earn,
     earned income, earnings, encouragement, excess, expedience,
     expediency, exploit, favor, feasibility, fill the bill, fillip,
     filthy lucre, fit, fitness, fittingness, forward, fruitfulness,
     further, gain, gain by, gains, gate, gate receipts, get, gettings,
     give good returns, gleanings, good, gravy, gross, gross income,
     gross profit, gross receipts, help, hoard, improve, incentive,
     incitement, income, inducement, intake, interest, invitation,
     killing, lucre, lure, make, make a killing, make money,
     make money by, makings, maximize, neat profit, net, net income,
     net profit, net receipts, not come amiss, opportuneness, output,
     paper profits, pay, pay off, payment, pelf, percentage, perk,
     perks, perquisite, persuasive, pickings, point, politicness,
     proceeds, produce, product, production, profitability, profits,
     promote, propriety, provocation, prudence, rake-off, realize,
     realize on, receipt, receipts, receivables, return, returns,
     revenue, reward, rightness, royalties, seasonableness, seemliness,
     serve, serve the purpose, service, stimulation, stimulative,
     stimulus, store, suffice, suit the occasion, suitability, surplus,
     sweetener, sweetening, take, take advantage of, take-in, takings,
     timeliness, turn a penny, turn to account, turn to profit, turnout,
     unearned income, use, usefulness, utilize, value, wealth, welfare,
     well-being, whet, winnings, wisdom, work, work for, world of good,
     worth, worthwhileness, yield, yield a profit
  
  

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