v. t.1.To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.
[imp. & p. p. Advanced ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Advancing ( ).]
2.To raise; to elevate.
They . . . advanced their eyelids.
- Shak.
3.To raise to a higher rank; to promote.
Ahasueres . . . advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes.
- Esther iii. 1.
4.To accelerate the growth or progress; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten; as, to advance the ripening of fruit; to advance one's interests.
5.To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show; as, to advance an argument.
Some ne'er advance a judgment of their own.
- Pope.
6.To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.
7.To furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due, or in aid of an enterprise; to supply beforehand; as, a merchant advances money on a contract or on goods consigned to him.
8.To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate; as, to advance the price of goods.
9.To extol; to laud.
v. i.1.To move or go forward; to proceed; as, he advanced to greet me.
2.To increase or make progress in any respect; as, to advance in knowledge, in stature, in years, in price.
3.To rise in rank, office, or consequence; to be preferred or promoted.
n.1.The act of advancing or moving forward or upward; progress.
2.Improvement or progression, physically, mentally, morally, or socially; as, an advance in health, knowledge, or religion; an advance in rank or office.
3.An addition to the price; rise in price or value; as, an advance on the prime cost of goods.
4.The first step towards the attainment of a result; approach made to gain favor, to form an acquaintance, to adjust a difference, etc.; an overture; a tender; an offer; - usually in the plural.
5.A furnishing of something before an equivalent is received (as money or goods), towards a capital or stock, or on loan; payment beforehand; the money or goods thus furnished; money or value supplied beforehand.
In advance
a - In front; before.
b - Beforehand; before an equivalent is received.
c - In the state of having advanced money on account; as, A is in advance to B a thousand dollars or pounds.
a.1.Before in place, or beforehand in time; - used for advanced; as, an advance guard, or that before the main guard or body of an army; advance payment, or that made before it is due; advance proofs, advance sheets, pages of a forthcoming volume, received in advance of the time of publication.
Noun1.advance - a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the troops"
2.advance - a change for the better; progress in development
3.advance - a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances"
4.advance - the act of moving forward toward a goal
5.advance - an amount paid before it is earned
Synonyms: cash advance
6.advance - increase in price or value; "the news caused a general advance on the stock market"
Synonyms: rise
Verb1.advance - move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"
recede, fall back, retire - move back and away from; "The enemy fell back"
2.advance - bring forward for consideration or acceptance; "advance an argument"
Synonyms: throw out
3.advance - increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"
Synonyms: supercharge, boost
4.advance - contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
5.advance - cause to move forward; "Can you move the car seat forward?"
Synonyms: bring forward
back - cause to travel backward; "back the car into the parking spot"
6.advance - obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; "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"
7.advance - develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up"
8.advance - develop further; "We are advancing technology every day"
9.advance - give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "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"
10.advance - pay in advance; "Can you advance me some money?"
11.advance - move forward; "we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward"
Synonyms: set ahead
12.advance - rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today"
Synonyms: gain
Adj.1.advance - being ahead of time or need; "gave advance warning"; "was beforehand with her report"
Synonyms: beforehand
2.advance - situated ahead or going before; "an advance party"; "at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies"
Synonyms: in advance, advanced
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