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نَفَعَهُ ذ It profited him; availed him; was of use or benefit, or was useful or beneficial, to him. ― -b2- نَفَعَهُ مِنْهُ: see an ex. voce جَدٌّ. ― -b3- يَنْفَعُ لِكَذَا, and مِنْ كَذَا, It (a medicine) is good, beneficial, or profitable, as a remedy, for, or against, such a thing, meaning such a disease or the like. 2 نَفَّعَهُ ذ , inf. n. تَنْفِيعٌ, He caused نَفْع to come to him. (TA.) 8 اِنْتَفَعَ بِهِ ذ He benefited or profited by it; made use of it; had the use of it; enjoyed it; like تَمَتَّعَ بِهِ. See 10. 10 اِسْتَنْفَعَهُ ذ He sought, or demanded, his profiting him, or being useful to him. (IAar, TA.) ― -b2- And اِسْتَنَفَعَ sometimes occurs in the sense of ↓ اِنْتَفَعَ . (TA.) نَفْعٌ ذ contr. of ضَرٌّ: (TA:) or a thing whereof one makes use for the attainment of good: (B:) or good: or a means of attaining one's desire. (Msb.) مَنْفَعَةٌ ذ [A cause, or means, of advantage, profit, utility; or benefit: and simply, advantage; profit, or profitableness; utility, use, usefulness; or benefit:] contr. of مَضَرَّةٌ. (S, art. ضر.)
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