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ad·van·tage

 (ăd-văn′tĭj)
n.
1. A beneficial factor or combination of factors: Being tall is usually an advantage in basketball.
2. Benefit or profit; gain: It is to your advantage to invest wisely.
3. A relatively favorable position; superiority of means: A better education gave us the advantage.
4. Sports
a. The first point scored in tennis after deuce.
b. The resulting score.
5. Sports A situation in soccer in which the referee has signaled that a foul has been committed but delays making the call because the fouled team has a more favorable position in play. If the fouled team loses this favorable position, the referee then makes the call.
tr.v. ad·van·taged, ad·van·tag·ing, ad·van·tag·es
To afford profit or gain to; benefit.
Idioms:
take advantage of
1. To put to good use; avail oneself of: take advantage of all educational opportunities.
2. To make use of for selfish reasons; achieve a selfish goal by exploiting: took advantage of him by leaving him with the bill; took advantage of his unsuspecting nature.
3. To seduce.
to advantage
To good effect; favorably: The roses were displayed to advantage in a blue vase.

[Middle English avantage, from Old French, from avant, before, from Latin abante, from before; see advance.]
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Adv.1.to advantage - in a manner that uses the most flattering or best aspects of; "the dress brought out her figure to advantage"
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