take advantage


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Verb1.take advantage - draw advantages from; "he is capitalizing on her mistake"; "she took advantage of his absence to meet her lover"
benefit, profit, gain - derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience"
2.take advantage - make excessive use oftake advantage - make excessive use of; "You are taking advantage of my good will!"; "She is trespassing upon my privacy"
impinge, trench, encroach, entrench - impinge or infringe upon; "This impinges on my rights as an individual"; "This matter entrenches on other domains"
use - seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage; "She uses her influential friends to get jobs"; "The president's wife used her good connections"
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The preposterous obstinacy of these honest people in persisting to groan and stumble along the difficult pathway rather than take advantage of modern improvements, excited great mirth among our wiser brotherhood.
Pickwick entered, with a fierce and peremptory air, which was very dignified; and, having scrutinised that gentleman and his companions to his entire satisfaction, hummed a tune, in a manner which seemed to say that he rather suspected somebody wanted to take advantage of him, but it wouldn't do.
I had long determined that he should have a show for his life if he chose to take advantage of it.
I really felt ashamed to take advantage of the ingenuousness or grateful feeling of the child for the purpose of gratifying my curiosity.
Had I any right to take advantage of this accident, and open the book?