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Definition 1: the act of moving forward (as toward a goal) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for advance in the sense of this definition

(advance is a kind of ...) the act of changing location from one place to another

"police controlled the motion of the crowd" "the movement of people from the farms to the cities" "his move put him directly in my path"

(... is a kind of advance ) an effort to advance

"the army made a push toward the sea"

(... is a kind of advance ) the general progression of your working or professional life

"the general had had a distinguished career" "he had a long career in the law"

(... is a kind of advance ) a steady advance

"the march of science" "the march of time"

(... is a kind of advance ) easy unobstructed progress

"after we solved that problem the rest was plain sailing"

(... is a kind of advance ) advancing as if in the child's game, by leaping over obstacles or competitors

"the company still believes the chip is a leapfrog in integration and will pay huge dividends"

Definition 2: increase in price or value - [noun denoting act]

Samples where advance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the news caused a general advance on the stock market

Synonyms for advance in the sense of this definition

(advance is a kind of ...) the act of increasing something

"he gave me an increase in salary"

Definition 3: a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where advance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she rejected his advances

Synonyms for advance in the sense of this definition

(advance is a kind of ...) a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection

"it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"

Definition 4: a movement forward - [noun denoting event]

Samples where advance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he listened for the progress of the troops

Synonyms for advance in the sense of this definition

(advance is a kind of ...) a movement through space that changes the location of something

(... is a kind of advance ) forward movement

"the ship made little headway against the gale"

Definition 5: a change for the better; progress in development - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for advance in the sense of this definition

(advance is a kind of ...) a qualitative change

(... is a kind of advance ) bringing again into activity and prominence

"the revival of trade" "a revival of a neglected play by Moliere" "the Gothic revival in architecture"

(... is a kind of advance ) the result of improving something

"he described a refinement of this technique"

(... is a kind of advance ) making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances

(... is a kind of advance ) an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change

(... is a kind of advance ) return to an original state

"the recovery of the forest after the fire was surprisingly rapid"

Definition 6: an amount paid before it is earned - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for advance in the sense of this definition

(advance is a kind of ...) a quantity of money

"he borrowed a large sum" "the amount he had in cash was insufficient"

Definition 7: develop in a positive way - [verb of change]

Samples where advance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He progressed well in school
  • My plants are coming along
  • Plans are shaping up

Synonyms for advance in the sense of this definition

(advance is a kind of ...) grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

"A flower developed on the branch" "The country developed into a mighty superpower" "The embryo develops into a fetus" "This situation has developed over a long time"

(... is a kind of advance ) improve one's social status

"This young man knows how to climb the social ladder"

(... is a kind of advance ) progress by large jumps instead of small increments

Definition 8: rise in rate or price - [verb of change]

Samples where advance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The stock market gained 24 points today

Synonyms for advance in the sense of this definition

(advance is a kind of ...) go up or advance

"Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"

Definition 9: increase or raise - [verb of change]

Samples where advance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • boost the voltage in an electrical circuit

Synonyms for advance in the sense of this definition

(advance is a kind of ...) make bigger or more

"The boss finally increased her salary" "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

Definition 10: develop further - [verb of change]

Samples where advance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We are advancing technology every day

(advance is a kind of ...) to make better

"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

Definition 11: bring forward for consideration or acceptance - [verb of communication]

Samples where advance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • advance an argument

Synonyms for advance in the sense of this definition

(advance is a kind of ...) make a proposal, declare a plan for something

"the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax"

Definition 12: obtain advantages, such as points, etc. - [verb of competition]

Samples where advance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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
  • win points

Synonyms for advance in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of advance ) steal a base

(... is a kind of advance ) gain points in a game

"The home team scored many times" "He hit a home run" "He hit .300 in the past season"

Definition 13: move forward, also in the metaphorical sense - [verb of motion]

Samples where advance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Time marches on

Synonyms for advance in the sense of this definition

(advance is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of advance ) move by degrees in one direction only

"a ratcheting lopping tool"

(... is a kind of advance ) advance slowly, as if by inches

"He edged towards the car"

(... is a kind of advance ) advance or converge on

"The police were closing in on him"

(... is a kind of advance ) travel past

"The sports car passed all the trucks"

(... is a kind of advance ) move or come along

(... is a kind of advance ) continue moving forward

(... is a kind of advance ) advance beyond the usual limit

(... is a kind of advance ) advance stealthily or unnoticed

"Age creeps up on you"

(... is a kind of advance ) make one's way deeper into or through

"The hikers did not manage to penetrate the dense forest"

(... is a kind of advance ) move ahead steadily

"He forged ahead"

(... is a kind of advance ) pass by

"three years elapsed"

Definition 14: cause to move forward - [verb of motion]

Samples where advance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Can you move the car seat forward?

Synonyms for advance in the sense of this definition

(advance is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of advance ) advance the forward part of with caution

"She nosed the car into the left lane"

Definition 15: move forward - [verb of motion]

Samples where advance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward

Synonyms for advance in the sense of this definition

(advance is a kind of ...) set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly

"set clocks or instruments"

Definition 16: pay in advance - [verb of possession]

Samples where advance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Can you advance me some money?

(advance is a kind of ...) give temporarily; let have for a limited time

"I will lend you my car" "loan me some money"

Samples where advance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for advance in the sense of this definition

(advance is a kind of ...) give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

(... is a kind of advance ) give life-time employment to

"She was tenured after she published her book"

(... is a kind of advance ) promote from a lower position or rank

"This player was brought up to the major league"

(... is a kind of advance ) promote on the spot

"Supreme Bishop Digby had been spot-promoted to Archangel"

(... is a kind of advance ) give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility

(... is a kind of advance ) promote over another

"he favors his second daughter"

(... is a kind of advance ) promote somebody by brevet, in the military

Samples where advance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom

Synonyms for advance in the sense of this definition

(advance is a kind of ...) give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to

"She supported him during the illness" "Her children always backed her up"

(... is a kind of advance ) give one's silent approval to

(... is a kind of advance ) promote the growth of

"Foster our children's well-being and education"

(... is a kind of advance ) incite or stimulate

"The Academy was formed to spur research"

(... is a kind of advance ) contribute to the furtherance of

"This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries"

(... is a kind of advance ) take further or advance

"carry a cause"

(... is a kind of advance ) support or promote

"His admiration fed her vanity"

(... is a kind of advance ) be conducive to

"The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"

Definition 19: being ahead of time or need - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where advance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gave advance warning
  • was beforehand with her report

Synonyms for advance in the sense of this definition

(advance is similar to ...) at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time

"early morning" "an early warning" "early diagnosis" "an early death" "took early retirement" "an early spring" "early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties"

Definition 20: situated ahead or going before - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where advance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an advance party
  • at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies

Synonyms for advance in the sense of this definition

(advance is similar to ...) relating to or located in the front

"the front lines" "the front porch"

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