- 1A condition or circumstance that puts one in a favorable or superior position: companies with a computerized database are at an advantage she had an advantage over her mother’s generationMore example sentences
- Women manifestly have the ability to detect rivals and to employ a variety of tactics to place themselves at an advantage over them.
- That puts me at an advantage over any other physique, large or small.
- Some of these individuals might be at an advantage over their predecessors, because they might be more able to adapt to new conditions.
- 1.1The opportunity to gain something; benefit or profit: you could learn something to your advantage he saw some advantage in the proposalMore example sentences
- If the opportunities to gain advantage from automation are largely gone, the remaining frontier is innovation.
- The way in which the deregulation was done was faulty; it allowed interest seeking traders to take advantage to their own profit.
- By having the bodywork lower, it is possible to take advantage of the ‘ground effect’ and gain some slight speed advantage.
- 1.2A favorable or desirable circumstance or feature; a benefit: the village’s proximity to the town is an advantageMore example sentences
- A set of regulations should also be set up to support academic fields in which Taiwan has advantages or special features.
- This feature offers distinct advantages over the one-way system, but also at a higher cost.
- This feature will have advantages for customers in the pharmaceutical industry, where speed is critical.
- 1.3 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).More example sentences
- Henman races to three set points but Udomchoke gets a stay of execution as the Briton lets slip his advantage for deuce.
- Is it 30 all, deuce, advantage to them or set point to me?
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- Put in a favorable or more favorable position.More example sentences
- Are we simply caught in a spiral here that will be destructive of our interests while, obviously, significantly advantaging theirs?
- National's scheme, by contrast, is aimed at further advantaging those who are already advantaged.
- It has the effect of unfairly disadvantaging some individuals and communities, while unfairly advantaging other individuals and communities.
have the advantage of
- • dated Be in a stronger position than.More example sentences
- Drunk or not, I still had the advantage of position, and catching him off guard.
- Of course, the position had the advantage of forcing Mitch, Sara and Mike closer to the door.
- He had the advantage of having positions supported by a majority of the country, after all.
take advantage of
- 1Make 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 natureMore example sentences
- It was more likely that they were simply taking advantage of, exploiting, if you will, mistakes that had been made by others and that had gone undetected.
- In other words, he is taking advantage of, or exploiting, the local people and their customs in the furtherance of his own career.
- Foreign investors want to take advantage of all the benefits above.
- 1.1 • dated (Used euphemistically) seduce.More example sentences
- His role has become that of an evil seducer taking advantage of a virginal heroine. They claim, in true soap style, he is only after her money.
- A trusted family member violated and took advantage of you.
- 2Make good use of the opportunities offered by (something): take full advantage of the facilities availableMore example sentences
- We're delighted to see that more girls are taking advantage of the opportunities on offer to play the game.
- I spent a lot of the time being miserable, not fitting in, not taking advantage of the superb opportunities offered.
- I hope you realise that, as busy as you believe you are, you must take advantage of this opportunity on offer.
- In a way that displays or makes good use of the best aspects of something: her shoes showed off her legs to advantage plan your space to its best advantageMore example sentences
- Tharoor's deft and incisive mind is displayed to advantage in the piece on Nirad Chaudhari.
- Chicago is 25 miles long and 10 miles wide, and its flat and spacious setting allows architects to display their genius to advantage.
- But before I uttered a word, I realized that these pictures could not be displayed to advantage in daytime.
turn something to advantage (or to one's advantage)
- Handle or respond to something in such a way as to benefit from it.More example sentences
- With the wind to their advantage the home-side supporters hoped Rangers would turn this game to their advantage.
- But it is one thing getting those breaks, and it is another turning them to your advantage as the Armagh forwards did.
- Instead of focusing on the negative aspects of jobs moving overseas, we should be concentrating on turning any threats to our advantage.
Middle English: from Old French avantage, from avant 'in front', from late Latin abante (see advance).