Meaning of ADVANTAGE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ædvɑ:ntɪdʒ, -væn- ]

( advantages)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


An advantage is something that puts you in a better position than other people.

They are deliberately flouting the law in order to obtain an advantage over their competitors...

A good crowd will be a definite advantage to me and the rest of the team.

≠ disadvantage



Advantage is the state of being in a better position than others who are competing against you.

Men have created a social and economic position of advantage for themselves over women.



An advantage is a way in which one thing is better than another.

This custom-built kitchen has many advantages over a standard one.

≠ disadvantage

N-COUNT : oft N of n


If you take advantage of something, you make good use of it while you can.

I intend to take full advantage of this trip to buy the things we need.

PHRASE : V inflects , PHR n


If someone takes advantage of you, they treat you unfairly for their own benefit, especially when you are trying to be kind or to help them.

She took advantage of him even after they were divorced.

PHRASE : V inflects , PHR n


If you use or turn something to your advantage , you use it in order to benefit from it, especially when it might be expected to harm or damage you.

The government have not been able to turn today’s demonstration to their advantage.

PHRASE : PHR after v

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