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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?
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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.
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By looking at economic profit from an employee productivity and cost perspective, we are able to place a "value" on our most important asset in a people-intensive, service-oriented industry, like health care.
Adopting a multi-price mindset allows you to profit from each customer's unique product valuation.
4826(b), four conditions are imposed for use of the method: (i) each party must contribute an acquired or self-developed valuable, non-routine intangible; (ii) the intangibles must contribute significantly to generating the combined profit from the business activity; (iii) there must be significant transactions between the controlled taxpayers and the activities of each taxpayer must contribute significantly to the combined profit or loss; and (iv) the controlled taxpayer must elect to apply the profit-split method.