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advantage

ad·van·tage

advantage

 
pronunciation:
d vaen tihj
phrases:
take advantage of
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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
phrase: take advantage of
derivation: advantaged (adj.)
Word Parts
The word advantage contains the following part:
-age Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or result of (the action indicated by the verb base)
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The suffix -age attaches primarily to bases that are English verbs to form nouns. Base-final y becomes i and base-final silent e is dropped before ľage (carry + -age > carriage , store + -age > storage ) Some nouns ending in -age are loan words from French (voyage , courage ) whose bases are Latin roots.