Learner's definition of ADVANTAGE
1 a : something (such as a good position or condition) that helps to make someone or something better or more likely to succeed than others
b : a good or desirable quality or feature
Higher ground gave the enemy the/an advantage.
He has/enjoys an unfair advantage over us because of his wealth.
His plan has the advantage of being less expensive than other options.
He lacked the advantages of an advanced education.
Speed is an advantage in most sports.
The company's only advantage over the competition is its location.
Applicants for this job will find that previous experience is an advantage.
The union should be at an advantage [=should have an advantage] in the negotiations.
2 [noncount] : benefit or gain
There isn't any advantage in/to leaving early.
She used her position for personal advantage. [=for personal gain; to help herself]
The error was to our advantage. [=we were helped by the error]
◊ If you turn/use something to your advantage or to good advantage, you use something in a way that is helpful to you.
3 [noncount], tennis : the first point won after the score is tied at 40–40— used to announce the person who has won the point
take advantage of
1 : to use (something, such as an opportunity) in a way that helps you: to make good use of (something)
We took advantage of the warm weather and did some yard work.
They are taking advantage of an opportunity to travel.
You should take (full) advantage of this opportunity while you can.
2 a : to ask for or expect more than is fair or reasonable from (someone): to treat (someone who is generous or helpful) unfairly b : to use (something) unfairly for personal gain
: in an attractive and appealing way