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advantage

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Etymology

From Middle English avantage, avauntage, from Old French avantage, from avant (before). See advance, and confer vantage.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
advantage

Plural
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  1. Any condition, circumstance, opportunity, or means, particularly favorable to success, or to any desired end.
    The enemy had the advantage of a more elevated position.
  2. Superiority; mastery; — with of or over.
  3. Superiority of state, or that which gives it; benefit; gain; profit; as, the advantage of a good constitution.
  4. (tennis) The score where one player wins a point after deuce.

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Verb

Infinitive
to advantage

Third person singular
advantag

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to advantage (third-person singular simple present advantag, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To provide with an advantage.

Usage notes

  • Some authorities object to the use of advantage as a verb meaning "to provide with an advantage".

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