ad·​van·​taged | \əd-ˈvan-tijd \

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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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 Yet knowing merely that middle-class African Americans have accumulated less wealth, live in less-advantaged neighborhoods, or more recently joined the middle class does not itself justify granting them preferences. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "What you should know about race-based affirmative action and diversity in schools," 3 July 2018 The power-elite types in this titillating thriller (by an author who is himself a former political candidate) manage to pursue their sybaritic pleasures throughout all crises, while less advantaged players struggle to exist in safety. Tom Nolan, WSJ, "News You Can Lose Your Life Over," 25 May 2018 The Consensus Group would expand health savings accounts, a tax-advantaged healthcare financing scheme that already is geared heavily toward more affluent Americans. Michael Hiltzik,, "As midterms approach, conservatives and GOP again attempt to destroy Obamacare," 19 June 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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