Meaning of ADVANCE in English
n. 25B6; verb
the battalion advanced rapidly : MOVE FORWARD, proceed, press on, push on, push forward, make progress, make headway, gain ground, approach, come closer, draw nearer, near; archaic draw nigh.
the court may advance the date of the hearing : BRING FORWARD, put forward, move forward.
the move advanced his career : PROMOTE, further, forward, help, aid, assist, boost, strengthen, improve, benefit, foster.
our technology has advanced in the last few years : PROGRESS, make progress, make headway, develop, evolve, make strides, move forward (in leaps and bounds), move ahead; improve, thrive, flourish, prosper.
the hypothesis I wish to advance in this article : PUT FORWARD, present, submit, suggest, propose, introduce, offer, adduce, moot.
a relative advanced him some money : LEND, loan, put up, come up with; Brit. informal sub.
retreat, hinder, postpone, retract, borrow.
the advance of the aggressors : PROGRESS, forward movement; approach.
a significant medical advance : BREAKTHROUGH, development, step forward, step in the right direction, (quantum) leap; find, finding, discovery, invention.
share prices showed significant advances : INCREASE, rise, upturn, upsurge, upswing, growth; informal hike.
the writer is going to be given a huge advance : DOWN PAYMENT, retainer, prepayment, deposit, front money, money up front.
unwelcome sexual advances : PASS, proposition.
an advance party of settlers : PRELIMINARY, sent (on) ahead, first, exploratory; pilot, test, trial.
advance warning : EARLY, prior, beforehand.
25A0; in advance BEFOREHAND, before, ahead of time, earlier, previously; in readiness.
Concise Oxford thesaurus English vocabulary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка тезаурус. 2012