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advance

 
Adjective advance has 2 senses
  1. advance, beforehand - being ahead of time or need; "gave advance warning"; "was beforehand with her report"
    Antonym: middle (indirect, via late, early)
    Antonym: late (indirect, via early, middle)
  2. advance, advanced, in advance - situated ahead or going before; "an advance party"; "at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies"
    Antonym: back (indirect, via front)
Noun advance has 6 senses
  1. progress, progression, advance - a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the troops"
    --1 is a kind of change of location, travel
    --1 has particulars: headway, head
    Derived form: verb advance1
  2. improvement, betterment, advance - a change for the better; progress in development
    --2 is a kind of transformation, transmutation, shift
    --2 has particulars:
     revival, resurgence, revitalization, revitalisation, revivification; refinement, elaboration; adjustment, accommodation, fitting; conservation, preservation; recovery
    Derived forms: verb advance4, verb advance7
  3. overture, advance, approach, feeler - a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances"
    --3 is a kind of suggestion, proposition, proffer
  4. progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion - the act of moving forward toward a goal
    --4 is a kind of motion, movement, move
    --4 has particulars:
     push; career, life history; march; plain sailing, clear sailing, easy going; leapfrog
    Derived forms: verb advance1, verb advance7
  5. advance, cash advance - an amount paid before it is earned
    --5 is a kind of sum, sum of money, amount, amount of money
    Derived form: verb advance10
  6. advance, rise - increase in price or value; "the news caused a general advance on the stock market"
    --6 is a kind of increase, step-up
    Derived form: verb advance12
Verb advance has 12 senses
  1. advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on - move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"
    --1 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Antonyms: recede, fall back, retire
    Derived forms: noun advancement2, noun advance1, noun advance4, noun advancer1
    Sample sentence:
    The water advances
  2. advance, throw out - bring forward for consideration or acceptance; "advance an argument"
    --2 is one way to propose, suggest, advise
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. boost, advance, supercharge - increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"
    --3 is one way to increase
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. promote, advance, boost, further, encourage - contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
    --4 is one way to support, back up
    Derived form: noun advance2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  5. advance, bring forward - cause to move forward; "Can you move the car seat forward?"
    --5 is one way to move, displace
    Antonyms: back
    Derived form: noun advancement2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  6. gain, advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground - 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"
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  7. progress, come on, come along, advance, get on, get along, shape up - develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up"
    --7 is one way to develop
    Derived forms: noun advance2, noun advance4
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  8. advance - develop further; "We are advancing technology every day"
    --8 is one way to
    better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
    Derived forms: noun advancement3, noun advancement2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  9. promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate - 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"
    --9 is one way to delegate, designate, depute, assign
    Derived form: noun advancement1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  10. advance - pay in advance; "Can you advance me some money?"
    --10 is one way to
    lend, loan
    Derived form: noun advance5
    Sample sentences:
    They advance the money to them
    They advance them the money
  11. advance, set ahead - move forward; "we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward"
    --11 is one way to set
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  12. advance, gain - rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today"
    --12 is one way to wax, mount, climb, rise
    Derived form: noun advance6
    Sample sentence:
    The stock market is going to advance
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