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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.
See also: profit
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In applying this rule, the courts preclude the recovery of lost profits by a new business based on the rationale that evidence of expected profits from a new business are too speculative to meet the legal standard of reasonable certainty.
Service Professionals Increase Net Profits by up to 15%
In three months or less of use, most PSOs using InstaServ can realize return on investment and recover up to 15% of net profits by eliminating manual billing errors and delays in reporting and approval that lead to Profit Erosion Syndrome.
Already, InstaServ is helping customers like The Brenner Group and Neptune Technologies recover lost profits by improving monthly time reporting, approval, and billing efficiencies.
CS First Boston having accomplished a major restructuring during the first half of last year, increased its net profits by 33% to US$ 207 million.