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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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That doesn’t mean some teams aren’t advantaged in terms of financial wherewithal and available salary cap space, or desirability as a place to live, or are located in states without a state income tax, and so on. Michael Mccann,, "Could Teams Clearly Ignoring Free Agency Tampering Rules Be a Problem for NBA?," 1 July 2019 The main beneficiaries of this are a handful of advantaged sweet spots, such as the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil and Guyana, where Exxon Mobil is focusing much of its investment. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "WoodMac: Deepwater and shale oil now have more in common," 28 June 2019 Trump's executive order also calls for: —expanded uses for health savings accounts, a tax-advantaged way to pay health care bills that has long been favored by Republicans. NBC News, "Trump order aims to disclose 'real' costs for health care," 24 June 2019 Among the items causing concern are the House’s resistance to letting people pay for home-schooling expenses with money in 529 tax-advantaged education-savings accounts. Richard Rubin, WSJ, "Senate Republicans Raise Concerns Over House’s Bipartisan Retirement Bill," 4 June 2019 The program was started nearly 30 years ago, making Indiana an early adopter of the ethos that states need to do more to make sure more students — especially those from less advantaged backgrounds — see themselves as college material. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "Brownsburg graduate returning to teach in the district that raised her," 6 June 2019 Voya has a large business selling 401(k) and other tax-advantaged retirement-savings programs. Leslie Scism, WSJ, "Another Insurer to Cease Selling Life Insurance to Individuals," 30 Oct. 2018 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

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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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