Advantage Definition

ăd-văntĭj
advantaged, advantages, advantaging
noun
advantages
A favorable or beneficial circumstance, event, etc.
Webster's New World
A more favorable position; superiority.
Webster's New World
Gain or benefit.
Webster's New World
The first point scored after deuce.
Webster's New World
The resulting score.
American Heritage
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verb
advantaged, advantages, advantaging
To give an advantage to; be a benefit or aid to.
Webster's New World

(reflexive) To do something for one's own benefit; to take advantage of. [from 16th c.]

Wiktionary
Antonyms:
disadvantage
idiom
take advantage of
  • 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.

American Heritage
to advantage
  • To good effect; favorably:

    The roses were displayed to advantage in a blue vase.

American Heritage
have the advantage of
  • to have an advantage over
Webster's New World
take advantage of
  • to make use of for one's own benefit
  • to impose upon in a selfish way
Webster's New World
to advantage
  • so as to result in a good effect
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Advantage

Noun

Singular:
advantage
Plural:
advantages

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Advantage

Origin of Advantage

  • From Middle English avantage, avauntage, from Old French avantage, from avant (“before”), from Medieval Latin abante. The spelling with d was a mistake, a- being supposed to be from Latin ad (see advance). For sense development, compare foredeal.

    From Wiktionary

  • 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

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