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1) progress, progression, advance: a movement forward; “he listened for the progress of the troops”

2) improvement, betterment, advance: a change for the better; progress in development

3) overture, advance, approach, feeler: a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; “she rejected his advances”

4) progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion: the act of moving forward toward a goal

5) advance, cash advance: an amount paid before it is earned

6) advance, rise: increase in price or value; “the news caused a general advance on the stock market


1) advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on: move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; “Time marches on

2) advance, throw out: bring forward for consideration or acceptance; “advance an argument”

3) boost, advance, supercharge: increase or raise; “boost the voltage in an electrical circuit”

4) promote, advance, boost, further, encourage: contribute to the progress or growth of; “I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom”

5) advance, bring forward: cause to move forward; “Can you move the car seat forward?”

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”

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

8) advance: develop further; “We are advancing technology every day

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

10) advance: pay in advance; “Can you advance me some money?”

11) advance, set ahead: move forward; “we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward”

12) advance, gain: rise in rate or price; “The stock market gained 24 points today


1) advance, beforehand: being ahead of time or need; “gave advance warning”; “was beforehand with her report

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”

noun advance has 6 sense(s) (first 4 from tagged texts)

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