What does it mean to take advantage of someone


Benefit m. ‘Yield, profit, advantage’. Ahd. (8th century), mhd.nuz m. (Genitive useful) 'use, benefit, yield' (Germ. * Nuti-) has next to itself weakly inflected ahd. (Isolated) nuzza f. (9th century) ) and as fem. jō-strain (germ. * nutjō) aengl.nytt, anord.nyt and as adjective abstract ahd.nuzzī f. (9th century), mhd. (rarely) useful, early useful. Mnd.mnl.nut has masculine and feminine gender (nl.nut is the noun of the adjective, see ↗nütze). Occasionally there is finally a weakly inflected mhd.useze m. All forms correspond to the verb group treated under ↗enjoy (see d.). Nhd.Nutzen m. (Genitive Nutzens, 16th century) arose from the above-mentioned mhd.useze m. With the adoption of the ending n from the oblique case. In the 18th century it superseded older uses, which survived in the expressions useful and pious (16th century), to be useful and pious, reach out, serve (18th century), make use of (17th century). Selfishness m. ‘Being concerned about one's own benefit, egoism’ (15th century, also inflected own benefit) selfish adj. ‘minded for own gain, ruthless’ (15th century). On Nutz as the first link in compositions see Nutzholz n. (18th century), mnd.nutholt; Practical application for (18th century); Usufruct f. ‘Right to use third party property’ (18th century); useless adj. (18th century); useful adj. (16th century). usable adj. ‘useful, suitable for useful purposes’, mhd.nutzebære. useful adj. ‘useful, bringing advantage’, mhd. useful ‘useful, bringing enjoyment, pleasant’. use, use vb 'Bringing benefit, being of service, using profitably, exploiting, taking advantage of sth.' Uses ahd.nuzzōn 'enjoying, spending' (9th century), mhd.nutzen, derived from ahd.nuzza (see above), and (the jan verb later showing umlaut) ahd.ginuzzen 'use, draw benefit' (9th century), mhd.nutzen, utilize 'use, use, enjoy as food, be useful'. To do this, wear down, wear down Vb. 'Reduce value and possible uses through continued use' (15th century); see mhd.abutzen ‘useless use, use the yield’; to take advantage of, to take advantage of vb ‘Take advantage of sth., Use it ruthlessly’ (end of the 15th century); to use, use vb ‘Use, use’, mhd.use, use.