a thing that helps you to be better or more successful than other people
大的 / 很大的 / 确定的优势
a big/great/definite advantage
Being tall gave him an advantage over the other players.
an unfair advantage (= sth that benefits you, but not your opponents)
She had the advantage of a good education.
Is there any advantage in getting there early?
You will be at an advantage (= have an advantage) if you have thought about the interview questions in advance.
a quality of sth that makes it better or more useful
A small car has the added advantage of being cheaper to run.
the advantages of living in a small town
Each of these systems has its advantages and disadvantages.
the first point scored after a score of 40–40
to give you an advantage; to change a situation in a way that gives you an advantage
It would be to your advantage to attend this meeting.
Eventually, the new regulations will work to our advantage.
to make use of sth well; to make use of an opportunity
She took advantage of the children's absence to tidy their rooms.
We took full advantage of the hotel facilities.
to make use of sb/sth in a way that is unfair or dishonest
He took advantage of my generosity (= for example, by taking more than I had intended to give) .
（十分 / 最）有效地，出色地；使优点突出
in a way that shows the best of sth
The photograph showed him to advantage.
to use or change a bad situation so that it helps you
to put sb in a better position than other people or than they were in before