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 Their narrow focus on academic achievement leads them to select advantaged students who were predisposed to success. WSJ, 11 May 2021 Only about 39% of Californians living in the most disadvantaged areas of the state have received at least one shot; by contrast, 62% of residents living in the most advantaged areas have received a shot. Sean Greene, Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2021 An agent using a hot power could unilaterally name himself as a beneficiary, remove a beneficiary from a tax-advantaged plan to a less favorable investment, or reconfigure how a nonprobate asset will be distributed. Dallas News, 2 May 2021 Some tax-advantaged options include a custodial account (first $1,100 of earnings are tax-free and the next $1,100 are taxed at the child's rate), US Savings Bonds, a 529 plan, and a Coverdell Education Savings Account. Erik Carter, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021 The study found that three-quarters of founders came from advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds and a majority graduated from prestigious universities. Sophie Mellor, Fortune, 26 Apr. 2021 Scholarship programs like Florida’s exist in 19 states and provide less advantaged students the opportunity to make decisions about their choice of education, among a diversity of offerings never before available to them. Jeanne Allen, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021 Experts have also warned that opening up eligibility widely could allow people with easier access to transportation and technology to leap over less advantaged people for appointments. Cheyenne Haslett, ABC News, 1 Apr. 2021 Perpall wants those actions to focus on economic opportunities that stretch to the less advantaged. Cheryl Hall, Dallas News, 28 Mar. 2021

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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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The first known use of advantaged was in 1612

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4 Jun 2021

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“Advantaged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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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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