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Definition of advantaged

: having or providing an advantage and especially a social or financial advantage over others an advantaged position advantaged children

Examples of advantaged in a Sentence

He comes from an advantaged community.

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The company aims to invest in competitively advantaged companies that are likely to experience above-average earnings growth, backed by broader trends (such as demographic forces, or the online migration of advertising and commerce). Gerrard Cowan, WSJ, "Foreign-Stock Fund Hopes to Bounce Back From 2018," 6 Jan. 2019 But the gift of the new joint home will most probably escape the IRS, since royal country homes like the queen’s Balmoral estate are traditionally placed in tax-advantaged trusts. David Mcclure, Town & Country, "How Queen Elizabeth's Fortune Is Divided Among the Members of the Royal Family," 16 Feb. 2019 The first is to put 10% of pay per year, including any matching contribution from an employer, into a tax-advantaged 401(k)-type plan. Anne Tergesen, WSJ, "How Millennials Can Maximize Savings for Retirement," 28 Nov. 2018 Among other changes, the bills would make recently enacted tax cuts for individuals permanent, expand retirement and education accounts and create tax-advantaged Universal Savings Accounts. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Flake & Co. try to tame partisan wildfire," 28 Sep. 2018 The Baseball Haves were not so advantaged over the Have-Nots. Jason Gay, WSJ, "A Radical Pitch to Save Baseball," 29 Aug. 2018 Keeping the information under embargo is meant to prevent advantaged trading on one of the most market-moving numbers in the world. Sarah Ponczek,, "Trump Twitter risk adds a new wild card to Friday's jobs report," 5 July 2018 These leaders reap a distinct advantaged from being insiders, but aren’t handcuffed by legacy challenges. Alexi Nazem, STAT, "Health care needs more physician CEOs like Atul Gawande," 13 July 2018 The bill would consider those costs as medical expenses for tax purposes, enabling people to use tax-advantaged health-savings accounts and flexible spending accounts to pay for them. Richard Rubin, WSJ, "House Panel Passes Tax Break for Gym Memberships, Exercise Classes," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of advantaged

1612, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for advantaged

advantage entry 1 + -ed entry 1

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English Language Learners Definition of advantaged

: having or providing the things (such as money and education) that are considered necessary for a good position in society : having or providing advantages over other people

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