advantages Definition

  • 1a condition or circumstance that puts one in a favorable or superior position
  • 2a benefit gained from a situation or action

Using advantages: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "advantages" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    One of the advantages of living in the city is having access to public transportation.

  • Example

    The company's new product has several advantages over its competitors.

  • Example

    Learning a second language has many advantages, such as better job opportunities and improved cognitive function.

advantages Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for advantages

Antonyms for advantages

  • cons
  • disadvantages
  • drawbacks
  • liabilities

Phrases with advantages

  • to make use of an opportunity or situation for one's own benefit


    He took advantage of his opponent's mistake to win the game.

  • to be in a more favorable or superior position than someone else


    The home team had the advantage in the game because they were playing on their own field.

  • press/take advantage of someone

    to exploit someone's weakness or vulnerability for one's own benefit


    The salesman tried to press advantage of the elderly woman by selling her unnecessary products.

Origins of advantages

from Old French 'avantage', from avant 'before'


Summary: advantages in Brief

The term 'advantages' [ədˈvæntɪdʒɪz] refers to conditions or benefits that put one in a favorable or superior position. It can be used to describe a situation or action that provides a benefit, such as 'Learning a second language has many advantages.' Phrases like 'take advantage of' and 'have the advantage' denote making use of opportunities or being in a superior position, respectively.