[ ad-van-tij, -vahn- ]
/ ædˈvæn tɪdʒ, -ˈvɑn- /
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verb (used with object), ad·van·taged, ad·van·taging.
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Idioms about advantage

Origin of advantage

1300–50; Middle English ava(u)ntage<Anglo-French, Old French avantage, equivalent to avant before (see advance) + -age-age; for ad-see advance
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An advantage is something that positions one well for accomplishing something. How is advantage different from benefit and profit? Find out on Thesaurus.com

How to use advantage in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for advantage

/ (ədˈvɑːntɪdʒ) /

(often foll by over or of) superior or more favourable position or powerhe had an advantage over me because of his experience
benefit or profit (esp in the phrase to one's advantage)
  1. the point scored after deuce
  2. the resulting state of the score
take advantage of
  1. to make good use of
  2. to impose upon the weakness, good nature, etc, of; abuse
  3. to seduce
to advantage to good effecthe used his height to advantage at the game
you have the advantage of me you know me but I do not know you

Word Origin for advantage

C14: avantage (later altered to advantage on the model of words beginning with Latin ad-), from Old French avant before, from Latin abante from before, away. See advance
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Other Idioms and Phrases with advantage


see get the advantage of; show to advantage; take advantage of; to advantage.

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