advantage

noun
1 THAT HELPS YOU (C, U) something that helps you to be better or more successful than others
(+ of): the advantages of a university education | have an advantage (over): For certain types of work wood has advantages over plastic. | give sb an advantage: New tax regulations had given them an advantage over their commerical rivals | big/great/definite advantage: Her previous experience gives her a big advantage over the other applicants. | unfair advantage: Government subsidies give these industries an unfair advantage. | be to your advantage (=give you an advantage) | be at an advantage (=have an advantage): Candidates with computer skills will be at an advantage. | gain/seek advantage (=get or try to get something that will help you against your opponents): seeking political advantage by exploiting this sensitive issue
2 take advantage of sb to treat someone unfairly to get what you want, especially someone who is generous or easily persuaded: Don't lend them the car - they're taking advantage of you!
3 take advantage of sth to use a particular situation to do or get what you want: I took advantage of the good weather to paint the shed.
4 STH GOOD (C, U) a good or useful quality or condition that something has: one of the many advantages of living in the city | Is there really any advantage in getting there early? | have the advantage of: For children of this age, cereals have the advantage of being rich in iron.
5 to good advantage in a way that shows the best features of someone or something
6 TENNIS advantage X used to show that the person named has won the point after deuce: Advantage Agassi.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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