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English noun: advantage

1. advantage (attribute) the quality of having a superior or more favorable position


SamplesThe experience gave him the advantage over me.


Synonymsvantage


Broader (hypernym)asset, plus


Narrower (hyponym)advantageousness, clout, expedience, expediency, favor, favorable position, favorableness, favour, favourable position, favourableness, gain, good, handicap, head start, homecourt advantage, lead, leverage, positiveness, positivity, preference, privilege, profit, profitableness, pull, start, superiority, tax advantage


Antonymsdisadvantage

2. advantage (quantity) (tennis) first point scored after deuce


Broader (hypernym)point


Part meronymlawn tennis, tennis

3. advantage (attribute) benefit resulting from some event or action


SamplesIt turned out to my advantage.
Reaping the rewards of generosity.


Synonymsreward


Broader (hypernym)benefit, welfare


Antonymspenalty


English verb: advantage

1. advantage (social) give an advantage to


SamplesThis system advantages the rich.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)favor, favour, prefer


Antonymsdisadvantage, disfavor, disfavour









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