advantaged

adjective
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.
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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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27 Jun 2020

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“Advantaged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/advantaged. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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advantaged

adjective
How to pronounce advantaged (audio)

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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