the quality of having a superior or more favorable position
"the experience gave him the advantage over me"
(tennis) first point scored after deuce
benefit resulting from some event or action
"it turned out to my advantage"; "reaping the rewards of generosity"
give an advantage to
"This system advantages the rich"
advantage(noun)To provide (someone) with an advantage, to give an edge to.
advantage(noun)To do something for one's own benefit; to take advantage of.
advantage(noun)Superiority of state, or that which gives it; benefit; gain; profit; as, the advantage of a good constitution.
advantage(noun)The score where one player wins a point after deuce but needs the next too to carry the game.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
The returns or receipts include all that is received from an outlay or investment; the profit is the excess (if any) of the receipts over the outlay; hence, in government, morals, etc., the profit is what is really good, helpful, useful, valuable. Utility is chiefly used in the sense of some immediate or personal and generally some material good. Advantage is that which gives one a vantage-ground, either for coping with competitors or with difficulties, needs, or demands; as to have the advantage of a good education; it is frequently used of what one has beyond another or secures at the expense of another; as, to have the advantage of another in an argument, or to take advantage of another in a bargain. Gain is what one secures beyond what he previously possessed. Benefit is anything that does one good. Emolument is profit, return, or value accruing through official position. Expediency has respect to profit or advantage, real or supposed, considered apart from or perhaps in opposition to right, in actions having a moral character. Compare UTILITY.
The profit of labor; on capital; in business.
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Translations for advantage
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- افضلية, ميزةArabic
- преимущество, подпомагам, благоприятствам, предимствоBulgarian
- benefici, avantatgeCatalan, Valencian
- mantais, manteisionWelsh
- fordel, fortrin, nytteDanish
- Vorteil, VorzugGerman
- ventaja, beneficio, provechoSpanish
- yliote, etuFinnish
- avantage, favoriser, avantagerFrench
- előny, fölényHungarian
- voordeel, begunstigen, overhand, bevoordelenDutch
- fordelNorwegian Nynorsk
- korzyść, zaleta, przewagaPolish
- benefício, vantagemPortuguese
- превосходство, преимуществоRussian
- epërsi, përfitim, avantazhAlbanian
- перева́га, кори́сть, ви́годаUkrainian
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