- having greater resources or better skills, education, facilities, etc.: She is more advantaged than her cousin.
- having sufficient or abundant income, natural resources, etc.; affluent: the advantaged nations.
- (used with a plural verb) advantaged people collectively (usually preceded by the): a luxury cruise that only the advantaged could afford.
Origin of advantaged
- any state, circumstance, opportunity, or means specially favorable to success, interest, or any desired end: the advantage of a good education.
- benefit; gain; profit: It will be to his advantage to learn Chinese before going to China.
- superiority or ascendancy (often followed by over or of): His height gave him an advantage over his opponent.
- a position of superiority (often followed by over or of): their advantage in experienced players.
- Tennis. the first point scored after deuce.
- to be of service to; yield profit or gain to; benefit.
- to cause to advance; further; promote: Such action will advantage our cause.
- to prove beneficial to; profit: It would advantage him to work harder.
- have the advantage of, to be in a superior or advantageous position; possess an advantage over: By virtue of independent wealth, he has the advantage of his opponents.
- take advantage of,
- to make use of for gain: to take advantage of an opportunity.
- to impose upon, especially unfairly, as by exploiting a weakness: to take advantage of someone.
- to advantage, to good effect; advantageously: The paintings were arranged to advantage on one wall.
Origin of advantage
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Examples from the Web for advantaged
Of course, CNN is advantaged by being in nearly 30 million more households than FBN.‘Money Honey’ Maria Bartiromo Crosses Enemy Lines, Flees CNBC for Fox
November 19, 2013
But what's clear is that, over the past decade, this aspect of the Electoral College has advantaged Democrats.Could Abolishing the Electoral College Help Republicans?
January 30, 2013
I see you have advantaged by practice with Vol au Vent, said the Marquis.Nasby in Exile
David R. Locke
Let us next see how the Allies were advantaged and disadvantaged by their position.A General Sketch of the European War
Doubtless they served to blind him and this advantaged McGee who, unseen in the darkness, kept his Vickers going.Aces Up
Because the truth would have prejudiced him whom I was serving; now falsehood has advantaged him.
In moral application a virtue is a quality in mankind whereby we are most advantaged.Concerning Children
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
- in a superior social or economic position
- (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)
- the point scored after deuce
- the resulting state of the score
- take advantage of
- to make good use of
- to impose upon the weakness, good nature, etc, of; abuse
- 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 and History for advantaged
early 14c., avantage, "position of being in advance of another," from Old French avantage "advantage, profit, superiority," from avant "before," probably via an unrecorded Late Latin *abantaticum, from Latin abante (see advance).
The -d- is a 16c. intrusion on the analogy of Latin ad- words. Meaning "a favoring circumstance" (the opposite of disadvantage) is from late 15c. Tennis score sense is from 1640s, first recorded in writings of John Milton, of all people. Phrase to take advantage of is first attested late 14c.
Idioms and Phrases with advantaged
see get the advantage of; show to advantage; take advantage of; to advantage.