Advantage

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Definition

an advantage: a benefit, a bonus, a plus, a good point, a positive
noun
There are several advantages to choosing this project, including that it is cheaper and more interesting than the other project.

a disadvantage: a drawback, a problem, a bad point, a negative
noun

to take advantage (of a situation, of a person): to profit from (a situation, a person); to exploit (a situation, a person)
idiom

Examples

  • "Human beings have the disadvantage of being able to worry about future events, including ones which may never happen."
  • "Listen, I'm beginning to see the advantages of this endeavor."
  • "The only disadvantage is that some workers need to use both of their hands to operate machinery."
  • "Eating locally, when possible, certainly has advantages both in terms of environmental impact and taste."
  • "Fashion insiders predict that within two years D&C will be outsourcing abroad for cheaper labour and materials, eliminating the biggest advantage that D&C had over its competitors."
  • "Delavigne Corp, already considered a maverick in the cosmetics industry for its staunch refusal to use animals in the testing of their products (aside from their controversial volunteer monkeys), hopes to promote ecological awareness among its long-time customers as well as take advantage of a new wave of environmental consciousness among consumers, brought to national attention by the recent bestseller 'Global Warming: It's all your fault'."
  • "This is the main advantage of Stickypedia: the fact that content is constantly being updated means that only the best, truest information survives."
  • "Icarus : That's a distinct advantage in my line of work."
  • "Below are the key advantages of Loman's, the company I recommend that we choose."
  • "It was a tough competition, but Mr Oleré eventually outclassed his canine competitors by using his human brain to his advantage."

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