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English verb: take advantage

1. take advantage (possession) draw advantages from

SamplesHe is capitalizing on her mistake.
She took advantage of his absence to meet her lover.

Synonymscapitalise, capitalize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)benefit, gain, profit

2. take advantage (social) make excessive use of

SamplesYou are taking advantage of my good will!.
She is trespassing upon my privacy.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)use

Narrower (hyponym)encroach, entrench, impinge, trench

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