advantageous

adjective
ad·​van·​ta·​geous | \ ˌad-ˌvan-ˈtā-jəs How to pronounce advantageous (audio) , -vən-\

Definition of advantageous

: giving an advantage : favorable an advantageous opportunity

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Other Words from advantageous

advantageously adverb
advantageousness noun

Examples of advantageous in a Sentence

Her experience placed her in an advantageous position to apply for the job. a trade agreement that is advantageous to both countries

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Their ability as receivers to motion the Patriots into advantageous man-on-man situations for Rob Gronkowski is jarring. Conor Orr, SI.com, "I Scouted the Patriots Using Steve Belichick’s Scouting Manual. Here’s What I Learned," 16 Jan. 2018 For those who don’t know, the Rays are occasionally using a middle reliever — Sergio Romo, Ryne Stanek and lefty Jonny Venters, to name three — to start a game in order to get advantageous matchups in the early innings. Scott Lauber, Philly.com, "Nationals series shows why Phillies can't stand pat before trade deadline | Extra Innings," 25 June 2018 Our next 10 years or so looks very, very advantageous. Craig Davis, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Tallon: Panthers have identified trade targets, but any deal must fit future plans," 13 Jan. 2018 While the military operates a number of these, others are handled by civilian agencies like the NSA, as it was found to be advantageous to have multiple sources of intelligence. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Mike Pence introduces Pentagon report calling for a space force," 9 Aug. 2018 The politics of health care, so advantageous to Republicans for most of this decade, have been turned upside-down in 2018. Dylan Scott, Vox, "The real Republican record on preexisting conditions: GOP is trying to roll back protections," 18 Oct. 2018 Negotiation-training sessions for prospective contractors in East Asia feature stories of Americans who arrive in the region with a proposal and a plane ticket, eager to seal the mutually advantageous deal. I. William Zartman, WSJ, "Kim Jong Un and the Art of the Asian Deal," 24 June 2018 Getting online is financially advantageous for folks in low-income regions, especially Africa and Asia, where lack of connectivity is highest. Troy Farah, Discover Magazine, "The Web, Worldwide," 19 Oct. 2018 The Trump administration announced this week a new trade deal that will lift steel tariffs on South Korea in exchange for greater access to their auto market, an agreement that both sides find economically advantageous. Kurtis Lee, latimes.com, "In Trump’s orbit, few people are safe. Here’s a look at who might get booted next," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of advantageous

1550, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for advantageous

borrowed from Middle French avantageus, avantajose, from avantage advantage entry 1 + -eus, -ose -ous

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advantageous

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of advantageous

: helpful or favorable : giving an advantage to someone

advantageous

adjective
ad·​van·​ta·​geous | \ ˌad-vən-ˈtā-jəs How to pronounce advantageous (audio) , -ˌvan-\

Kids Definition of advantageous

: giving a benefit especially that others do not have : giving an advantage A college degree is advantageous when job hunting.

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