advantage - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] something that makes one person or thing more likely to succeed than others
    give someone an advantage:

    Her teaching experience gives her an advantage when working with children.

    advantage over:

    The home team always have an advantage over their opponents.

    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.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] benefit to yourself

      Important principles are being sacrificed for political advantage.

      Some people try to gain advantage by exploiting their personal contacts.

    2. b.
      [countable] 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.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] used for saying the name of a player in tennis who wins the point after deuce

    Advantage Hingis.

     Synonyms and related words
  3.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    to work to good advantage to work in someone's favour

    Shreyansh's sweet words work to good advantage for his cordial relations with everyone.

    Submitted by Prakash Chandra Patel from India on 03/10/2016
  4.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    use/turn something to (good) advantage to benefit from something, to take advantage of something, to put something to good purpose

    Shreyansh is able to use his communication skills in English to good advantage for a better job in government and respectable position in society.

    Submitted by Prakash Chandra Patel from India on 13/11/2016