ad·​van·​taged əd-ˈvan-tijd How to pronounce advantaged (audio)
: 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 The experience is starkly different at some of the district’s more advantaged schools, including its magnet programs open to high-performing students. Christine Wen, The Conversation, 15 Feb. 2024 Maury’s students, as is typical with more advantaged children, score higher on standardized tests, and some parents are anxious about whether a merger could bring down averages. Lauren Lumpkin, Washington Post, 14 Feb. 2024 But the people who will be hardest hit by this policy are students from less advantaged backgrounds who stand to gain the most from going to university. Nick Morrison, Forbes, 17 July 2023 But less advantaged groups often felt left out of the partnership. Daniel Golden, ProPublica, 14 Oct. 2023 Black children from wealthier families were more likely to report being treated unfairly because of their race than Black children from less financially advantaged families. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, 11 July 2023 And among the lottery winners, the same proportion — 28% — ended up receiving the drug in disadvantaged neighborhoods as in more advantaged areas, a finding researchers considered a success. Usha Lee McFarling, STAT, 1 Sep. 2023 Many Black and brown communities do not have the resources to compete with their socioeconomically advantaged peers. Akiya Dillon, Los Angeles Times, 5 July 2023 Students from less advantaged backgrounds are not only less likely to go to university than their classmates, but also less likely to go to a highly selective university. Nick Morrison, Forbes, 17 July 2023 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'advantaged.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1612, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of advantaged was in 1612

Dictionary Entries Near advantaged

Cite this Entry

“Advantaged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on advantaged

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!