advantage

ad|van|tage [ əd`væntıdʒ ] noun ***
1. ) count or uncount something that makes one person or thing more likely to succeed than others: BENEFIT:
the advantages of a good education
give someone an advantage: Her teaching experience gives her an advantage when working with children.
advantage over: He thought that our team had an advantage over its opponents because of the bad weather.
be at an advantage: She was at a distinct advantage because people trusted her.
to someone's advantage (=making you more likely to succeed): It would be to your advantage to prepare questions in advance.
a ) count a good feature or quality that something has:
Having children when you're older has both advantages and disadvantages.
Flexibility is one of the many advantages of working from home.
have the advantage of something: The equipment has the additional advantage of being easy to carry.
─ opposite DISADVANTAGE
b ) uncount something that is of benefit to yourself:
Important principles are being sacrificed for political advantage.
Some people try to gain advantage by exploiting their personal contacts.
2. ) count or uncount used for saying the name of a player in tennis who wins the point after DEUCE:
Advantage Hingis.
take advantage of someone
to unfairly get what you want from someone who is easily persuaded to help you, trust you, or do things for you:
salesmen who take advantage of elderly customers
take advantage of something
to use a situation or opportunity to get what you want:
Moss took advantage of the defender's mistake to score a goal.
take full advantage of something: Many schools don't take full advantage of the Internet.
to good/best advantage
using or showing the best features of someone or something:
The dark foliage really shows the flowers off to best advantage.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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