used 1 Participle of take advantage . 2 adj. Applied to students or students, who takes advantage of the teachings he receives or what he studies: Your son has received a profited disciple . Applied. 3 (inf.) Adj. and n. It applies to the person who knows how to take advantage of things. Generally it is applied with pejorative sense, implying exaggeration in that tendency or abuse to the detriment of others. To take advantage of.