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ad·van·tage / ədˈvantij/ • n. a condition or circumstance that puts one in a favorable or superior position: she had an advantage over her mother's generation. ∎  the opportunity to gain something; benefit or profit: he saw some advantage in the proposal. ∎  a favorable or desirable circumstance or feature; a benefit: the village's proximity to the town is an advantage. ∎  Tennis a player’s score in a game when they have won the first point after deuce (and will win the game if they win the next point). • v. [tr.] put in a favorable or more favorable position. PHRASES: take advantage of 1. make unfair demands on (someone) who cannot or will not resist; exploit or make unfair use of for one's own benefit: people tend to take advantage of a placid nature. ∎ dated (used euphemistically) seduce. 2. make good use of the opportunities offered by (something): take full advantage of the facilities available. to advantage in a way which displays or makes good use of the best aspects of something: her shoes showed off her legs to advantage. turn something to advantage (or to one's advantage) handle or respond to something in such a way as to benefit from it.DERIVATIVES: ad·van·ta·geous / ˌadvənˈtājəs; -van-/ adj. ad·van·ta·geous·ly / ˌadvənˈtājəslē; -van-/ adv.

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advantage

advantage XIV. ME. ava(u)ntage — (O)F. avantage, f. avant before; see prec. and -AGE. Aphetic VANTAGE.
Hence, or — (O)F., advantage vb. XV. advantageous XVI. — (O)F.

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