Definition of Take advantage

1. Verb. Draw advantages from. "She took advantage of his absence to meet her lover"

Exact synonyms: Capitalise, Capitalize
Generic synonyms: Benefit, Gain, Profit
Derivative terms: Capitalisation, Capitalization



2. Verb. Make excessive use of. "She is trespassing upon my privacy"
Exact synonyms: Trespass
Specialized synonyms: Encroach, Entrench, Impinge, Trench
Generic synonyms: Use

Definition of Take advantage

1. Verb. (intransitive) To profit from a situation. ¹

2. Verb. To make use of something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Take Advantage

take a shine to
take a shot in the dark
take a spill
take a spin
take a stab at
take a stand
take a tumble
take a turn for the better
take a turn for the worse
take a whizz
take a wicket
take aback
take account
take action
take advantage (current term)
take after
take against
take aim
take apart
take arms
take away
take away from
take back
take by storm
take care
take care of
take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves
take chances

Literary usage of Take advantage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"The courts will not construe a contract, so as to allow one of the parties to take advantage of his own wrongful breach thereof, unless it be plain and ..."

2. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A Commentary ...by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1817)
"... he is remitted to the whole, and his companion shall take advantage thereof. Otherwise here in the case of Littleton, for that the advantage is giren to ..."

3. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A Commentary ...by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1853)
"... he is remitted to the whole, and his companion shall take advantage thereof. Otherwise here in the case of Littleton, for that the advantage is given to ..."

4. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"Third persons cannot take advantage of the statute. It follows from what has been stated that a contract or sale within the statute is valid except that it ..."

5. The Popular Science Monthly (1894)
"At Pittsburg thousands of coal barges collect during low water to take advantage of these waves of translation, and move forward upon them with their ..."

6. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"The courts will not construe a contract, so as to allow one of the parties to take advantage of his own wrongful breach thereof, unless it be plain and ..."

7. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A Commentary ...by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1817)
"... he is remitted to the whole, and his companion shall take advantage thereof. Otherwise here in the case of Littleton, for that the advantage is giren to ..."

8. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A Commentary ...by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1853)
"... he is remitted to the whole, and his companion shall take advantage thereof. Otherwise here in the case of Littleton, for that the advantage is given to ..."

9. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"Third persons cannot take advantage of the statute. It follows from what has been stated that a contract or sale within the statute is valid except that it ..."

10. The Popular Science Monthly (1894)
"At Pittsburg thousands of coal barges collect during low water to take advantage of these waves of translation, and move forward upon them with their ..."

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