profit by


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profit by (something)

1. Literally, to make money from something. I promise, you'll profit by this business venture. There are stacks of bills in your future.
2. To learn from some experience. Well, as long as you profit by this error, then it's not so bad, right?
See also: by, profit

profit by something

 and profit from something 
1. Lit. to gain money from something. You will surely profit by investing in this stock. I know I will profit from this investment.
2. Fig. to learn from something. I am sure you will profit by your unpleasant experience. Yes, I will profit from my failure.
See also: by, profit
References in classic literature ?
Such a student, if he be bright, will profit more by an experience like this than he could profit by all the books on sociology and economics that ever were written.
In the forecast period, let's say we anticipate increasing both sales and gross profit by 10%.
Would deeper sales penetration increase total profit by adding business that entails no additional fixed overhead?
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