An example of an advantage is when a football team plays a game in their home stadium.
It is to your advantage to invest wisely.
Being tall is usually an advantage in basketball.
A better education gave us the advantage.
- To put to good use; avail oneself of:.Take advantage of all educational opportunities.
- To make use of for selfish reasons; achieve a selfish goal by exploiting:.Took advantage of him by leaving him with the bill; took advantage of his unsuspecting nature.
- To seduce.
- To good effect; favorably:.The roses were displayed to advantage in a blue vase.
- To have an advantage over.
- To make use of for one's own benefit.
- To impose upon in a selfish way.
- So as to result in a good effect.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of advantage
- Middle English avantage from Old French from avant before from Latin abante from before advance
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition