Adjective "advantage" definition and examples

(Advantage may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ədˈvɑːntɪdʒ/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A condition or circumstance that puts one in a favourable or superior position.
  1. 'she had an advantage over her mother's generation'
  2. 'East Timor does have an advantage over countries that emerged from colonization during the 20th century.'
  3. 'Continental hauliers have an enormous advantage over their British rivals.'
  4. 'Gabriele was in first place when he handed the car over to me and we had about 4 seconds to our advantage over Cappellari.'
  5. 'Some of these individuals might be at an advantage over their predecessors, because they might be more able to adapt to new conditions.'
  6. 'In what circumstances does advertising have a particular advantage over direct communication?'
  7. 'The country, or countries, able to establish control over this vital resource will secure a major advantage over their international rivals.'
  8. 'This energy form has an advantage over liquid fuel in that it is an extremely safe product.'
  9. 'Women manifestly have the ability to detect rivals and to employ a variety of tactics to place themselves at an advantage over them.'
  10. 'Despite their complexity, investment trusts have a key advantage over unit trusts.'
  11. 'It also has an advantage over other islands because Guadeloupe is really two completely different sorts of islands pushed together.'
  12. 'he saw some advantage in the proposal'
  13. 'Instead they try to gain advantage by exploiting economies of scale and network effects.'
  14. 'This will help customers gain competitive advantage.'
  15. 'While I think the ability to hit long drives should always be rewarded, any advantage gained should not be overwhelming.'
  16. 'Against this may be made the argument that New Zealand already gains sufficient advantage from existing arrangements.'
  17. 'If the opportunities to gain advantage from automation are largely gone, the remaining frontier is innovation.'
  18. 'The way in which the deregulation was done was faulty; it allowed interest seeking traders to take advantage to their own profit.'
  19. 'Wherever there is some advantage to be gained, be it ever so trivial, quarrels are the order of the day.'
  20. 'But it appeared to be the incumbent who will gain any political advantage.'
  21. 'Ministers are also concerned about the growth of identity theft, in which criminals assume someone else's identity to gain financial advantage.'
  22. 'What are we likely to see here in the next presentation in Tempe to offset this tie, to gain advantage for either candidate?'
  23. 'It's got to be an advantage for the town and it means more people could leave their cars at home and use public transport.'
  24. 'We must, however, clearly define and identify our competitive advantage - the features and benefits that make the product unique.'
  25. 'There are good constitutional reasons for this independence, as well as practical advantages.'
  26. 'It is indeed an advantage to this expanding town.'
  27. 'This feature will have advantages for customers in the pharmaceutical industry, where speed is critical.'
  28. 'The closeness of Swinford to Knock Airport should continue to be a huge advantage to the town in the future.'
  29. 'A set of regulations should also be set up to support academic fields in which Taiwan has advantages or special features.'
  30. 'This results in major advantages of microwaves over conventional ovens.'
  31. 'This feature provides a significant advantage for children over the general law on confidentiality.'
  32. 'However, despite the advantages, the Town Engineer added that there were bound to be some dissenting voices.'
  33. '‘Advantage, Federer.’'
  34. 'Is it 30 all, deuce, advantage to them or set point to me?'

verb

Put in a favourable or superior position.
  1. 'It was designed to financially and politically promote already advantaged middle-class layers and business interests among the Maori and Pacific Island communities.'
  2. 'National's scheme, by contrast, is aimed at further advantaging those who are already advantaged.'
  3. 'Are we simply caught in a spiral here that will be destructive of our interests while, obviously, significantly advantaging theirs?'
  4. 'So while you can pick this pack out and say they are doing certain things that you liked the look of, the question is: is that advantaging them in any way?'
  5. 'But perhaps you could say the Samaritans are advantaged because they have compassion and commitment to helping those in need.'
  6. 'You end up maybe advantaging a few more kids, but creating huge and greater disadvantages for all the rest of the kids.'

More definitions

noun

1. any state, circumstance, opportunity, or means specially favorable to success, interest, or any desired end: the advantage of a good education.

2. benefit; gain; profit: It will be to his advantage to learn Chinese before going to China.

3. superiority or ascendancy (often followed by over or of): His height gave him an advantage over his opponent.

4. a position of superiority (often followed by over or of): their advantage in experienced players.

5. Tennis. the first po

Origin

Middle English: from Old French avantage, from avant ‘in front’, from late Latin abante (see advance).

Phrase

have the advantage of
take advantage of
to advantage
turn something to advantage (or to one's advantage)