- take advantage of
1. : to make use of for one's own benefit : use to advantage : profit by
extends his examination … to take advantage of modern methods of diagnosis — Morris Fishbein
feels we are not taking proper advantage of our opportunity — R.A.Smith
was always good to people … and there was those that took advantage of him — Nigel Balchin
not above taking advantage of another's weakness
* * *take advantage of1. To avail oneself of2. To make undue use of an advantage over3. To seduce• • •Main Entry: ↑advantage
* * *I1) make unfair demands on (someone) who cannot or will not resist; exploit or make unfair use of for one's own benefit
people tend to take advantage of a placid nature■ dated (used euphemistically) seduce2) make good use of the opportunities offered by (something)II
take full advantage of the facilities available
* * *take advantage of1 : to use (something, such as an opportunity) in a way that helps you : to make good use of (something)
We took advantage of the warm weather and did some yard work.
They are taking advantage of an opportunity to travel.2 a : to ask for or expect more than is fair or reasonable from (someone) : to treat (someone who is generous or helpful) unfairly
After a while, I began to think she was taking advantage of me.
He took advantage of [=exploited] my lack of knowledge.
She took advantage of our generosity.• • •Main Entry: ↑advantage
Useful english dictionary. 2012.