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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Turn \Turn\ (t[^u]rn), v. i.
     1. To move round; to have a circular motion; to revolve
        entirely, repeatedly, or partially; to change position, so
        as to face differently; to whirl or wheel round; as, a
        wheel turns on its axis; a spindle turns on a pivot; a man
        turns on his heel.
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              The gate . . . on golden hinges turning. --Milton.
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     2. Hence, to revolve as if upon a point of support; to hinge;
        to depend; as, the decision turns on a single fact.
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              Conditions of peace certainly turn upon events of
              war.                                  --Swift.
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     3. To result or terminate; to come about; to eventuate; to
        issue.
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              If we repent seriously, submit contentedly, and
              serve him faithfully, afflictions shall turn to our
              advantage.                            --Wake.
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     4. To be deflected; to take a different direction or
        tendency; to be directed otherwise; to be differently
        applied; to be transferred; as, to turn from the road.
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              Turn from thy fierce wrath.           --Ex. xxxii.
                                                    12.
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              Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways. --Ezek.
                                                    xxxiii. 11.
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              The understanding turns inward on itself, and
              reflects on its own operations.       --Locke.
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     5. To be changed, altered, or transformed; to become
        transmuted; also, to become by a change or changes; to
        grow; as, wood turns to stone; water turns to ice; one
        color turns to another; to turn Muslim.
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              I hope you have no intent to turn husband. --Shak.
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              Cygnets from gray turn white.         --Bacon.
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     6. To undergo the process of turning on a lathe; as, ivory
        turns well.
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     7. Specifically: 
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        (a) To become acid; to sour; -- said of milk, ale, etc.
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        (b) To become giddy; -- said of the head or brain.
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                  I'll look no more;
                  Lest my brain turn.               --Shak.
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        (c) To be nauseated; -- said of the stomach.
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        (d) To become inclined in the other direction; -- said of
            scales.
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        (e) To change from ebb to flow, or from flow to ebb; --
            said of the tide.
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        (f) (Obstetrics) To bring down the feet of a child in the
            womb, in order to facilitate delivery.
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     8. (Print.) To invert a type of the same thickness, as
        temporary substitute for any sort which is exhausted.
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     To turn about, to face to another quarter; to turn around.
        
  
     To turn again, to come back after going; to return. --Shak.
  
     To turn against, to become unfriendly or hostile to.
  
     To turn aside or To turn away.
        (a) To turn from the direct course; to withdraw from a
            company; to deviate.
        (b) To depart; to remove.
        (c) To avert one's face.
  
     To turn back, to turn so as to go in an opposite direction;
        to retrace one's steps.
  
     To turn in.
        (a) To bend inward.
        (b) To enter for lodgings or entertainment.
        (c) To go to bed. [Colloq.]
  
     To turn into, to enter by making a turn; as, to turn into a
        side street.
  
     To turn off, to be diverted; to deviate from a course; as,
        the road turns off to the left.
  
     To turn on or To turn upon.
        (a) To turn against; to confront in hostility or anger.
        (b) To reply to or retort.
        (c) To depend on; as, the result turns on one condition.
            
  
     To turn out.
        (a) To move from its place, as a bone.
        (b) To bend or point outward; as, his toes turn out.
        (c) To rise from bed. [Colloq.]
        (d) To come abroad; to appear; as, not many turned out to
            the fire.
        (e) To prove in the result; to issue; to result; as, the
            crops turned out poorly.
  
     To turn over, to turn from side to side; to roll; to
        tumble.
  
     To turn round.
        (a) To change position so as to face in another direction.
        (b) To change one's opinion; to change from one view or
            party to another.
  
     To turn to, to apply one's self to; to have recourse to; to
        refer to. "Helvicus's tables may be turned to on all
        occasions." --Locke.
  
     To turn to account, profit, advantage, or the like, to
        be made profitable or advantageous; to become worth the
        while.
  
     To turn under, to bend, or be folded, downward or under.
  
     To turn up.
        (a) To bend, or be doubled, upward.
        (b) To appear; to come to light; to transpire; to occur;
            to happen.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Advantage \Ad*van"tage\ (?; 61, 48), n. [OE. avantage,
     avauntage, F. avantage, fr. avant before. See Advance, and
     cf. Vantage.]
     1. Any condition, circumstance, opportunity, or means,
        particularly favorable to success, or to any desired end;
        benefit; as, the enemy had the advantage of a more
        elevated position.
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              Give me advantage of some brief discourse. --Shak.
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              The advantages of a close alliance.   --Macaulay.
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     2. Superiority; mastery; -- with of or over.
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              Lest Satan should get an advantage of us. --2 Cor.
                                                    ii. 11.
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     3. Superiority of state, or that which gives it; benefit;
        gain; profit; as, the advantage of a good constitution.
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     4. Interest of money; increase; overplus (as the thirteenth
        in the baker's dozen). [Obs.]
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              And with advantage means to pay thy love. --Shak.
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     5. (Tennis) The first point scored after deuce.
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     Advantage ground, vantage ground. [R.] --Clarendon.
  
     To have the advantage of (any one), to have a personal
        knowledge of one who does not have a reciprocal knowledge.
        "You have the advantage of me; I don't remember ever to
        have had the honor." --Sheridan.
  
     To take advantage of, to profit by; (often used in a bad
        sense) to overreach, to outwit.
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     Syn: Advantage, Advantageous, Benefit, Beneficial.
  
     Usage: We speak of a thing as a benefit, or as beneficial,
            when it is simply productive of good; as, the benefits
            of early discipline; the beneficial effects of
            adversity. We speak of a thing as an advantage, or as
            advantageous, when it affords us the means of getting
            forward, and places us on a "vantage ground" for
            further effort. Hence, there is a difference between
            the benefits and the advantages of early education;
            between a beneficial and an advantageous investment of
            money.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Advantage \Ad*van"tage\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Advantaged; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Advantaging.] [F. avantager, fr. avantage. See
     Advance.]
     To give an advantage to; to further; to promote; to benefit;
     to profit.
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           The truth is, the archbishop's own stiffness and
           averseness to comply with the court designs, advantaged
           his adversaries against him.             --Fuller.
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           What is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world,
           and lose himself, or be cast away?       --Luke ix. 25.
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     To advantage one's self of, to avail one's self of. [Obs.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  advantage
      n 1: the quality of having a superior or more favorable
           position; "the experience gave him the advantage over me"
           [syn: advantage, vantage] [ant: disadvantage]
      2: (tennis) first point scored after deuce
      3: benefit resulting from some event or action; "it turned out
         to my advantage"; "reaping the rewards of generosity" [syn:
         advantage, reward] [ant: penalty]
      v 1: give an advantage to; "This system advantages the rich"
           [ant: disadvantage, disfavor, disfavour]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  151 Moby Thesaurus words for "advantage":
     accommodation, account, advance, advancement, advantageously,
     advantageousness, advisability, allowance, amenity, answer,
     appliance, applicability, appropriateness, appurtenance,
     ascendancy, asset, avail, be handy, be of use, be right, befit,
     befitting, behalf, behoof, benediction, beneficialness, benefit,
     benison, bestead, better, betterment, blessing, boon, boost,
     break no bones, bulge, coign of vantage, conduce to, contribute to,
     convenience, deadwood, decency, desirability, do, do good,
     do no harm, do the trick, dominance, domination, draw, drop, edge,
     encourage, enhancement, expedience, expediency, expedite,
     facilitate, facility, favor, feasibility, fill the bill, fit,
     fitness, fittingness, flying start, foothold, footing, forward,
     fruitfulness, further, gain, give good returns, godsend, good,
     handicap, hasten, head start, heightening, help, hold, improvement,
     inside track, interest, jump, lead, leadership, lend wings to,
     make for, mastery, not come amiss, odds, opportuneness, overhand,
     pay, pay off, percentage, point, politicness, profit,
     profitability, promote, propriety, prosperity, prudence, purchase,
     push forward, put forward, quicken, relevance, rightness,
     running start, seasonableness, seemliness, serve,
     serve the purpose, service, serviceability, set forward,
     something extra, something in reserve, speed, start, suffice,
     suit the occasion, suitability, superiority, sway, timeliness,
     to advantage, toehold, traction, upper hand, use, usefulness,
     utility, value, vantage, vantage ground, vantage point, victory,
     welfare, well-being, whip hand, wisdom, work, work for,
     world of good, worth, worthwhileness, yield a profit
  
  

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