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advance meaning and definition

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Definition of advance (noun)

  1. a movement forward
  2. a change for the better; progress in development
  3. a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
  4. the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
  5. an amount paid before it is earned
  6. increase in price or value
    • "the news caused a general advance on the stock market"
    • synonyms: rise


Definition of advance (verb)

  1. move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
  2. bring forward for consideration or acceptance
  3. increase or raise
  4. contribute to the progress or growth of
  5. cause to move forward
  6. obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
  7. develop in a positive way
  8. develop further
    • "We are advancing technology every day"
  9. 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"
    • synonyms: elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade
    • antonym: break
  10. pay in advance
    • "Can you advance me some money?"
  11. move forward
    • "we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward"
    • synonyms: set ahead
  12. rise in rate or price
    • "The stock market gained 24 points today"
    • synonyms: gain

ADVANCE adjective

Definition of advance (adjective)

  1. being ahead of time or need
    • "gave advance warning"; "was beforehand with her report"
    • synonyms: beforehand
  2. situated ahead or going before
    • "an advance party"; "at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies"
    • synonyms: advanced, in advance
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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