I do not understand when it is more accurate to say "to benefit from" than "to profit from". Are they interchangeable or is there precise context to employ one rather than the other?

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  • I may well have benefited from having vaccinations, but I have not profited from them. – Hot Licks May 8 at 21:54

They are both similar in meaning, but "to profit from" implies financial gain, whereas "to benefit from" could refer to any sort of positive result.

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