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TAKE ADVANTAGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does take advantage mean? 

TAKE ADVANTAGE (verb)
  The verb TAKE ADVANTAGE has 2 senses:

1. draw advantages from
2. make excessive use of

  Familiarity information: TAKE ADVANTAGE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TAKE ADVANTAGE (verb)


Sense 1take advantage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Draw advantages from

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

capitalize; take advantage; capitalise

Context examples:

he is capitalizing on her mistake / she took advantage of his absence to meet her lover

Hypernyms (to "take advantage" is one way to...):

benefit; gain; profit (derive a benefit from)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2take advantage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make excessive use of

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

take advantage; trespass

Context examples:

You are taking advantage of my good will! / She is trespassing upon my privacy

Hypernyms (to "take advantage" is one way to...):

use (seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "take advantage"):

encroach; entrench; impinge; trench (impinge or infringe upon)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


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