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.

25B6; noun

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.

25B6; adjective

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.

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