advantageous


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ad·van·ta·geous

 (ăd′văn-tā′jəs, -vən-)
adj.
Affording advantage; favorable or beneficial.

ad′van·ta′geous·ly adv.
ad′van·ta′geous·ness n.

advantageous

(ˌædvənˈteɪdʒəs)
adj
producing advantage
ˌadvanˈtageously adv
ˌadvanˈtageousness n

ad•van•ta•geous

(ˌæd vənˈteɪ dʒəs)

adj.
providing an advantage; favorable; profitable; beneficial.
[1590–1600]
ad`van•ta′geous•ly, adv.
ad`van•ta′geous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.advantageous - giving an advantage; "a contract advantageous to our country"; "socially advantageous to entertain often"
expedient - serving to promote your interest; "was merciful only when mercy was expedient"
opportune - suitable or at a time that is suitable or advantageous especially for a particular purpose; "an opportune place to make camp"; "an opportune arrival"
profitable - yielding material gain or profit; "profitable speculation on the stock market"
disadvantageous - constituting a disadvantage
2.advantageous - appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness
expedient - serving to promote your interest; "was merciful only when mercy was expedient"

advantageous

adjective
1. beneficial, useful, valuable, helpful, profitable, of service, convenient, worthwhile, expedient Free exchange of goods was advantageous to all.
beneficial unfortunate, useless, detrimental, unhelpful, unfavourable
2. superior, dominating, commanding, dominant, important, powerful, favourable, fortuitous, win-win She was determined to prise what she could from an advantageous situation.

advantageous

adjective
Translations
مُفِيد ، مُربِح
výhodný
fordelagtig
hagstæîur
výhodný
fördelaktig
avantajlı

advantageous

[ˌædvənˈteɪdʒəs] ADJ [offer, position] → ventajoso, provechoso
to be advantageous to sbser ventajoso or provechoso para algnbeneficiar a algn

advantageous

[ˌædvənˈteɪdʒəs] adj [position] → avantageux/euse
advantageous to sb → avantageux/euse pour qn

advantageous

adjvon Vorteil, vorteilhaft; to be advantageous to somebodyfür jdn von Vorteil sein

advantageous

[ˌædvənˈteɪdʒəs] adj advantageous (to)vantaggioso/a (per)

advantage

(ədˈvaːntidʒ) noun
1. (a) gain or benefit. There are several advantages in being self-employed.
2. in tennis, the first point gained after deuce.
advantageous (ӕdvənˈteidʒəs) adjective
having or giving an advantage. Because of his experience he was in an advantageous position for promotion
ˌadvanˈtageously adverb
have an/the advantage (over)
to be in a better or more advantageous position (than). As she already knew French, she had an advantage over the rest of the class.
take advantage of
to make use of (a situation, person etc) in such a way as to benefit oneself. He took full advantage of all his business opportunities.

advantageous

a. provechoso-a, ventajoso-a, favorable, propicio-a.
References in classic literature ?
There would be Judge Pyncheon, --a person eminent in the public view, of high station and great wealth, a philanthropist, a member of Congress and of the church, and intimately associated with whatever else bestows good name,--so imposing, in these advantageous lights, that Hepzibah herself could hardly help shrinking from her own conclusions as to his hollow integrity.
For Harriet, it would be advantageous and delightful indeed.
As for the navy, it had fashion on its side, but I was too old when the subject was first started to enter it--and, at length, as there was no necessity for my having any profession at all, as I might be as dashing and expensive without a red coat on my back as with one, idleness was pronounced on the whole to be most advantageous and honourable, and a young man of eighteen is not in general so earnestly bent on being busy as to resist the solicitations of his friends to do nothing.
As I shall not have occasion to refer either to her or her sister again, I may as well mention here, that Georgiana made an advantageous match with a wealthy worn-out man of fashion, and that Eliza actually took the veil, and is at this day superior of the convent where she passed the period of her novitiate, and which she endowed with her fortune.
He had previously still further improved his pecuniary position by an advantageous marriage; and he is now passing the close of his days either in France or Switzerland -- a widower, with one son.
Education is costly; and even if it were not, and I could afford it, I am of opinion that it would not be at all advantageous to you to be kept at school.
After three years expectation that things would mend, I accepted an advantageous offer from Captain William Prichard, master of the Antelope, who was making a voyage to the South Sea.
To found principles of government upon too advantageous an estimate of the human character is an error of inexperience, the source of which is so amiable that it is impossible to censure it with severity.
Is it possible, then, to make that intercourse more advantageous or more satisfactory after separation than before?
My father went beyond liberality and bordered on prodigality, a disposition by no means advantageous to a married man who has children to succeed to his name and position.
May not a more compact and advantageous position turn the scale on the same side, against a superior number so situated as to be less capable of a prompt and collected exertion of its strength?
In some States the Specimens are occasionally fed and suffered to exist for several years; but in the more temperate and better regulated regions, it is found in the long run more advantageous for the educational interests of the young, to dispense with food, and to renew the Specimens every month -- which is about the average duration of the foodless existence of the Criminal class.