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    advance

    advance - Dictionary definition and meaning for word advance

    Definition
    (noun) a movement forward
    Synonyms : progress , progression
    Example Sentence
    • he listened for the progress of the troops
    Definition
    (noun) a change for the better; progress in development
    Synonyms : betterment , improvement
    Definition
    (noun) a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
    Synonyms : approach , feeler , overture
    Example Sentence
    • she rejected his advances
    Definition
    (noun) the act of moving forward (as toward a goal) Definition
    (noun) an amount paid before it is earned
    Synonyms : cash advance
    Definition
    (noun) increase in price or value
    Synonyms : rise
    Example Sentence
    • the news caused a general advance on the stock market
    Definition
    (verb) move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
    Synonyms : go on , march on , move on , pass on , progress
    Example Sentence
    • Time marches on
    Definition
    (verb) bring forward for consideration or acceptance
    Synonyms : throw out
    Example Sentence
    • advance an argument
    Definition
    (verb) increase or raise
    Synonyms : boost , supercharge
    Example Sentence
    • boost the voltage in an electrical circuit
    Definition
    (verb) contribute to the progress or growth of
    Synonyms : boost , encourage , further , promote
    Example Sentence
    • I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom
    Definition
    (verb) cause to move forward
    Synonyms : bring forward
    Example Sentence
    • Can you move the car seat forward?
    Definition
    (verb) obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) develop in a positive way
    Example Sentence
    • He progressed well in school
    • My plants are coming along
    • Plans are shaping up
    Definition
    (verb) develop further
    Example Sentence
    • We are advancing technology every day
    Definition
    (verb) give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) pay in advance
    Example Sentence
    • Can you advance me some money?
    Definition
    (verb) move forward
    Synonyms : set ahead
    Example Sentence
    • we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward
    Definition
    (verb) rise in rate or price
    Synonyms : gain
    Example Sentence
    • The stock market gained 24 points today
    Definition
    (adj) being ahead of time or need
    Synonyms : beforehand
    Example Sentence
    • gave advance warning
    • was beforehand with her report
    Definition
    (adj) situated ahead or going before
    Synonyms : advanced , in advance
    Example Sentence
    • an advance party
    • at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies
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