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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.


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


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.


Broader (hypernym)benefit, welfare


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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