Definition of Advance in English :

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1. advance, progress, progression

a movement forward

Example Sentences:
'he listened for the progress of the troops'

2. advance, betterment, improvement

a change for the better; progress in development

3. advance, approach, feeler, overture

a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others

Example Sentences:
'she rejected his advances'

5. advance, cash advance

an amount paid before it is earned

6. advance, rise

increase in price or value

Example Sentences:
'the news caused a general advance on the stock market'


7. advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress

move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

Example Sentences:
'Time marches on'

8. advance, throw out

bring forward for consideration or acceptance

Example Sentences:
'advance an argument'

9. advance, boost, supercharge

increase or raise

Example Sentences:
'boost the voltage in an electrical circuit'

10. advance, boost, encourage, further, promote

contribute to the progress or growth of

Example Sentences:
'I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom'

11. advance, bring forward

cause to move forward

Example Sentences:
'Can you move the car seat forward?'

12. advance, gain, gain ground, get ahead, make headway, pull ahead, win

obtain advantages, such as points, etc.

Example Sentences:
'The home team was gaining ground'
'After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference'

13. advance, come along, come on, get along, get on, progress, shape up

develop in a positive way

Example Sentences:
'He progressed well in school'
'My plants are coming along'
'Plans are shaping up'

14. advance

develop further

Example Sentences:
'We are advancing technology every day'

15. advance, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade

give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

Example Sentences:
'John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired'
'Women tend not to advance in the major law firms'
'I got promoted after many years of hard work'

16. advance

pay in advance

Example Sentences:
'Can you advance me some money?'

17. advance, set ahead

move forward

Example Sentences:
'we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward'

18. advance, gain

rise in rate or price

Example Sentences:
'The stock market gained 24 points today'


19. advance, beforehand

being ahead of time or need

Example Sentences:
'gave advance warning'
'was beforehand with her report'

20. advance, advanced, in advance

situated ahead or going before

Example Sentences:
'an advance party'
'at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of advance
to go or bring forward in position
2. (foll by on)
to move (towards) in a threatening manner
3. (transitive)
to present for consideration; suggest
to bring or be brought to a further stage of development; improve; further
5. (transitive)
to cause (an event) to occur earlier
6. (transitive)
to supply (money, goods, etc) beforehand, either for a loan or as an initial payment
to increase (a price, value, rate of occurrence, etc) or (of a price, etc) to be increased
8. (intransitive)
to improve one's position; be promoted
he advanced rapidly in his job
9. (transitive) archaic
to promote in rank, status, or position
forward movement; progress in time or space
improvement; progress in development
12. business
the supplying of commodities or funds before receipt of an agreed consideration
the commodities or funds supplied in this manner
(as modifier)
an advance supply
13. Also called: advance payment
a money payment made before it is legally due
this is an advance on your salary
a loan of money
an increase in price, value, rate of occurrence, etc
16.  a less common word for advancement (sense 1)
17.  in advance
18. (modifier)
forward in position or time
advance booking
an advance warning

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see synonyms of advance
verb transitiveWord forms: adˈvanced or adˈvancing
to bring forward; move forward
to advance a chessman
to raise in rank, importance, etc.; promote
to help or hasten the success or completion of; further
to advance a project
to put forward; propose
to bring closer to the present
; specif.,
to cause (a future event) to happen earlier
to assign a later date to (a past event)
to raise the rate of; increase
to advance prices
to pay (money) before due
to lend
verb intransitive
to go forward; move ahead
to make progress; improve; develop
to rise in rank, importance, etc.
to rise in price or cost; increase
a moving forward
an improvement; progress
new advances in science
a rise in value or cost
16.  [pl.]
approaches to get favor, become acquainted, etc.; overtures (to someone)
a payment made before due, as of wages
a loan
in front
advance guard
beforehand; ahead of time
advance information

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of advance
v. ad·vanced, ad·vanc·ing, ad·vanc·es
1. To cause to move forward: advance a chess piece.
2. To put forward; propose or suggest: advanced a novel theory during the seminar.
3. To aid the growth or progress of: advanced the cause of freedom.
4. To raise in rank; promote.
5. To cause to occur sooner: advance a deadline by one week.
6. To raise in amount or rate; increase.
7. To pay (money or interest) before due.
8. To supply or lend, especially on credit.
9. To serve as an advance person for (a trip to be made by a politician or a dignitary): "advanced the China trip during which the first trade agreements ... were signed" (Suzanne Perney).
10. Archaic To lift.
a. To go or move forward or onward.
b. To move against another, as when attacking: advance on the enemy's position.
2. To make progress; improve.
3. To rise in rank, position, or value.
4. To serve as an advance person for a trip to be made by a politician or a dignitary.
1. The act or process of moving or going forward.
2. A forward move, as toward an objective; a progressive step: an advance in genetic engineering.
3. An increase of price or value.
4. advances Opening approaches made to secure acquaintance, favor, or an agreement; overtures.
a. The furnishing of funds or goods on credit.
b. The funds or goods so furnished; a loan.
a. Payment of money before due: an advance on next month's salary.
b. The money so paid.
7. Preparation, especially publicity, done prior to the appearance of a public figure or the staging of a public event.
1. Made or given ahead of time: an advance payment.
2. Going before, in front, or forward.

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