Definitions of advance:
  • noun:   increase in price or value
    Example: "The news caused a general advance on the stock market"
  • noun:   an amount paid before it is earned
  • noun:   a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
    Example: "She rejected his advances"
  • noun:   a change for the better; progress in development
  • noun:   a movement forward
  • noun:   the act of moving forward toward a goal
  • verb:   pay in advance
    Example: "Can you advance me some money?"
  • verb:   develop further
  • verb:   bring forward for consideration or acceptance
    Example: "Advance an argument"
  • verb:   rise in rate or price
  • verb:   move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
  • verb:   cause to move forward
  • verb:   move forward
    Example: "We have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward"
  • verb:   contribute to the progress or growth of
  • verb:   increase or raise
  • verb:   obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
  • verb:   give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    Example: "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"
  • verb:   develop in a positive way

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