Meaning of ADVANCE in English

ADVANCE

I.

noun

1 forward movement

ADJECTIVE

▪ rapid

▪ Allied , British , German , etc.

VERB + ADVANCE

▪ make

The regiment made an ~ on the enemy lines.

▪ order

The general ordered an ~ to the front line.

▪ halt , resist , stop

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ on

the ~ on Madrid

▪ ~ to , ~ towards/toward

the Russian ~ towards/toward Berlin

2 development

ADJECTIVE

▪ big , considerable , dramatic , enormous , great , spectacular , substantial , tremendous

Hindu science made great ~s in astronomy and mathematics.

▪ important , major , notable , remarkable , significant

Recent years have seen significant ~s in our understanding of the human genome.

▪ rapid , steady

rapid ~s in science and technology

▪ recent

▪ economic , educational , medical , political , scientific , social , technical , technological

The design incorporates the most recent technological ~s.

▪ theoretical

VERB + ADVANCE

▪ make

We need more money if we are to make any further ~s in this area of science.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ in

two major ~s in medical science

▪ ~ on

an ~ on the existing techniques

▪ ~ towards/toward

an ~ towards/toward a better understanding of God

3 money

ADJECTIVE

▪ large

▪ cash

VERB + ADVANCE

▪ give , pay

The publishers have paid me an ~.

▪ get , receive

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

an ~ of $10 000

▪ ~ on

He was paid £5 000 as an ~ on royalties.

4 advances sexual

ADJECTIVE

▪ amorous ( humorous ), sexual

VERB + ADVANCES

▪ make

He made amorous ~s to one of his students.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ to

II.

verb

1 move forward

ADVERB

▪ quickly , rapidly

▪ cautiously , slowly

PREPOSITION

▪ from

troops advancing from the south

▪ into

The troops ~d into central Europe.

▪ on , upon

The army ~d on the capital.

▪ towards/toward

He ~d towards/toward me in aggressive style.

2 develop

ADVERB

▪ considerably , greatly , significantly

▪ rapidly

PREPOSITION

▪ beyond

Society needs to ~ beyond prejudice and superstition.

Advance is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ army , ↑ rebel , ↑ tank , ↑ technology , ↑ troops

Advance is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ agenda , ↑ argument , ↑ career , ↑ cause , ↑ concept , ↑ explanation , ↑ frontier , ↑ interest , ↑ knowledge , ↑ plot , ↑ profession , ↑ proposition , ↑ science , ↑ theory , ↑ thesis , ↑ understanding , ↑ view

III.

adj.

Advance is used with these nouns: ↑ booking , ↑ copy , ↑ directive , ↑ guard , ↑ notice , ↑ notification , ↑ order , ↑ party , ↑ payment , ↑ planning , ↑ preparation , ↑ publicity , ↑ purchase , ↑ registration , ↑ ticket , ↑ warning

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .