advantage , US [transcription]{{[-"v_nt-"]}}
A n
1 (favourable position) avantage m ; economic/political/psychological/competitive advantage avantage m en termes économiques/politiques/psychologiques/de compétition ; to have an advantage over avoir un avantage sur [person, system, theory, model, method] ; to give sb an advantage over sb donner à qn un avantage sur or par rapport à qn ; to put sb at an advantage avantager qn ; to gain the advantage prendre l'avantage ;
2 (beneficial aspect) avantage m ; there are several advantages il y a plusieurs avantages ; there is an advantage in doing il y a avantage à faire ; the advantage is that… l'avantage est que… ; the advantage that l'avantage que ; there is some/no advantage in doing il est intéressant/il n'est pas intéressant de faire ;
3 (asset) avantage m ; to have the advantage of an education/of living near the sea avoir l'avantage d'avoir fait des études/d'habiter près de la mer ; their big advantage is to have… leur grand avantage est qu'ils ont… ; ‘computing experience an advantage’ (in job ad) ‘expérience en information atout supplémentaire’ ;
4 (profit) it is to his/their advantage to do il est dans son/leur intérêt de faire ; to do/use sth to one's (own) advantage faire/utiliser qch à son avantage ; it's to everyone's advantage that tout le monde profite du fait que ; to turn a situation to one's advantage transformer une situation à son avantage ;
5 (best effect) to show sth to (best) advantage montrer qch sous un jour avantageux ;
6 to take advantage of utiliser, profiter de [situation, facility, offer, service] ; (exploit unfairly) utiliser, exploiter [person] ;
7 (in tennis) avantage m ;
8 Sport France's 3-point advantage l'avantage de 3 points de la France.
B vtr sout avantager.

Big English-French dictionary. 2003.

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