ad·​van·​taged | \ əd-ˈvan-tijd How to pronounce advantaged (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web School closures have been found to disproportionately affect children from disadvantaged backgrounds, who are less likely to have either adequate devices for online learning or the same level of family support as their more advantaged peers. Nick Morrison, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021 In that experiment as well as two others, this approach increased college enrollment and improved grades among socially disadvantaged students—closing the achievement gap between advantaged and disadvantaged kids by about a third. Brennan Barnard, Forbes, 6 July 2022 The gold coins or bars must meet the purity standards of precious metals before they can be considered for tax-advantaged individual retirement accounts (IRAs). Laxmi Corp, The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 July 2022 An important point that is often missed is that, in addition to the immediate tax savings, a significant portion of the benefit from saving in tax-advantaged accounts is that the internal buildup of investment earnings is not taxed. Dan Doonan, Forbes, 1 July 2022 That helped employment rates, generally and for less advantaged groups, climb nearly back to their pre-COVID levels, with employment gaps for Black and Hispanic Americans close to multi-decade lows. Medora Lee, USA TODAY, 1 July 2022 Museums seem out of touch and inaccessible to people in less-advantaged socioeconomic groups, the organizers said. Gwendolyn Wu, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Apr. 2022 Both accounts let retirement savers stash away $6,000 ($7,000 for those 50 and older) for retirement annually and invest in a variety of funds, and both are tax-advantaged in their own ways. Alicia Adamczyk, Fortune, 3 Apr. 2022 The brand’s goal is to make ethically sound clothes by helping less advantaged women around the world. Claire Coghlan, Variety, 23 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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15 Aug 2022

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“Advantaged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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