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advantage

ad·van·tage

advantage

 
 
pronunciation:
d vaen tihj
phrases:
take advantage of
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a position or place of superiority or domination.
All her preparation gave her the advantage in the debate.Our initiatives have paid off and put us at an advantage over our competitors.
synonyms:
ascendancy, edge, upper hand, whip hand
antonyms:
disadvantage
similar words:
dominance, domination, lead, leverage, preeminence, preference, superiority, supremacy
definition 2: something that gives a position of superiority or domination.
A degree from a top school is an advantage in competing for a job.
 
antonyms:
bar, detriment, disadvantage, drawback, handicap, liability, obstacle
definition 3: something that is a benefit, profit, or gain.
Saving money and avoiding the traffic are advantages of being able to walk to work.
synonyms:
benefit, convenience
antonyms:
cost, disadvantage, drawback, penalty
similar words:
advancement, asset, avail, behoof, betterment, blessing, boon, expediency, favor, gain, good, head start, improvement, positive, profit, use, vantage
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phrase: take advantage of
derivation: advantaged (adj.)
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