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  Definition of Advance
  1. the act of moving forward toward a goal
  2. increase in price or value; "the news caused a general advance on the stock market"
  3. a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances"
  4. a change for the better; progress in development
  5. a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the troops"
  6. an amount paid before it is earned
  7. rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today"
  8. develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up"
  9. increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"
  10. develop further; "We are advancing technology every day"
  11. bring forward for consideration or acceptance; "advance an argument"
  12. 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"
  13. move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"
  14. cause to move forward; "Can you move the car seat forward?"
  15. move forward; "we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward"
  16. pay in advance; "Can you advance me some money?"
  17. 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"
  18. contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
Similar Words: progress, progression, procession, advancement, forward motion, onward motion, rise, overture, approach, feeler, improvement, betterment, cash advance, gain, come on, come along, get on, get along, shape up, boost, supercharge, throw out, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground, pass on, move on, march on, go on, bring forward, set ahead, promote, upgrade, kick upstairs, raise, elevate, further, encourage


Hyponyms: push, career, life history, march, plain sailing, clear sailing, easy going, leapfrog, revival, resurgence, revitalization, revitalisation, revivification, refinement, elaboration, adjustment, accommodation, fitting, conservation, preservation, recovery, headway, head, climb, steal, score, hit, tally, rack up, forge, penetrate, creep up, sneak up, encroach, infringe, impinge, press on, push on, plough on, string, string along, pass, overtake, overhaul, close in, draw in, edge, inch, ratchet, rachet up, ratchet down, elapse, lapse, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along, nose, tenure, bring up, spot promote, ennoble, gentle, entitle, prefer, favor, favour, brevet, connive at, wink at, foster, further, spur, help, carry, feed, contribute, lead, conduce


Derivational Morphology: bring forward, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on, come on, come along, get on, get along, shape up, proceed, go forward, continue, rise, go up, climb, gain, approach, promote, boost, further, encourage, better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate, improvement, betterment, progression, procession, advancement, forward motion, onward motion, win, gainer, advancer, cash advance, acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, top, aggrandizement, aggrandisement, promotion, furtherance, encouragement, supporter, protagonist, champion, admirer, booster, friend, promoter, plugger, forwarding


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