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profit / ganancias
profit   [ˈprɒfɪt]
A. -noun
1. (commerce)   ganancias feminine plural,   beneficios masculine plural,   utilidades feminine plural Latin America
·a 32% rise in profits
·un aumento del 32% en las ganancias or los beneficios
a. [at] a profit
·to [operate] at a profit
·ser rentable
·to [sell] (something) at a profit
·vender (algo) obteniendo una ganancia
b. to [make] a profit =   obtener ganancias or beneficios
·they made a profit of two million
·obtuvieron unas ganancias or unos beneficios de dos millones
c. to make a profit [on] or [out of] something =   obtener beneficios de algo
d. to [show] a profit =   registrar beneficios or ganancias
e. to [turn] a profit =   obtener ganancias or beneficios
f. [with] profits policy   (Insurance)   póliza (f) con beneficios
2. (figurative)   utilidad (f),   beneficio (m)
·I could see no profit in antagonizing them
·no veía qué utilidad or beneficio tenía el enfadarles
a. to [turn] something to (one'noun) profit =   sacar provecho or beneficio de algo
B. -intransitive verb
1. (financially)   obtener ganancia,   obtener beneficio
2. (figurative)
a. to profit [by] or [from] something =   aprovecharse de algo
·we do not want to profit from someone else'noun misfortunes
·no queremos aprovecharnos de las desgracias de otros
·I can't see how he hopes to profit (by it)
·no veo qué espera sacar (de ello)
C. -transitive verb
also formal usage or literary
·it will profit him nothing
·no le servirá de nada
D. -compound
·profit and loss account   -noun   cuenta (f) de pérdidas y ganancias
·profit margin   -noun   margen (m) de beneficios
·profit motive   -noun   afánoun (m) de lucro
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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