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English adjective: advance

1. advance being ahead of time or need


SamplesGave advance warning.
Was beforehand with her report.


Synonymsbeforehand


Similarearly


Antonymslate, middle

2. advance situated ahead or going before


SamplesAn advance party.
At that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies.


Synonymsadvanced, in advance


Similarfront


Antonymsback


English noun: advance

1. advance (event) a movement forward


SamplesHe listened for the progress of the troops.


Synonymsprogress, progression


Broader (hypernym)change of location, travel


Narrower (hyponym)head, headway

2. advance (event) a change for the better; progress in development


Synonymsbetterment, improvement


Broader (hypernym)shift, transformation, transmutation


Narrower (hyponym)accommodation, adjustment, conservation, elaboration, fitting, preservation, recovery, refinement, resurgence, revitalisation, revitalization, revival, revivification

3. advance (communication) a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others


SamplesShe rejected his advances.


Synonymsapproach, feeler, overture


Broader (hypernym)proffer, proposition, suggestion

4. advance (act) the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)


Synonymsadvancement, forward motion, onward motion, procession, progress, progression


Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement


Narrower (hyponym)career, clear sailing, easy going, leapfrog, life history, march, plain sailing, push


Antonymsretreat

5. advance (possession) an amount paid before it is earned


Synonymscash advance


Broader (hypernym)amount, amount of money, sum, sum of money

6. advance (act) increase in price or value


SamplesThe news caused a general advance on the stock market.


Synonymsrise


Broader (hypernym)increase, step-up


English verb: advance

1. advance (motion) move forward, also in the metaphorical sense


SamplesTime marches on.


ExamplesThe water advances


Synonymsgo on, march on, move on, pass on, progress


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)close in, creep up, draw in, edge, elapse, encroach, forge, glide by, go along, go by, impinge, inch, infringe, lapse, overhaul, overtake, pass, pass, penetrate, plough on, press on, push on, rachet up, ratchet, ratchet down, slide by, slip away, slip by, sneak up, string, string along


Antonymsdraw back, move back, pull away, pull back, recede, retreat, withdraw, retire

2. advance (communication) bring forward for consideration or acceptance


SamplesAdvance an argument.


Synonymsthrow out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)advise, propose, suggest

3. advance (change) increase or raise


SamplesBoost the voltage in an electrical circuit.


Synonymsboost, supercharge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)increase

4. advance (social) contribute to the progress or growth of


SamplesI am promoting the use of computers in the classroom.


Synonymsboost, encourage, further, promote


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)back up, support


Narrower (hyponym)carry, conduce, connive at, contribute, feed, foster, further, help, lead, spur, wink at

5. advance (motion) cause to move forward


SamplesCan you move the car seat forward?.


Synonymsbring forward


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)nose


Antonymsback

6. advance (competition) obtain advantages, such as points, etc.


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsgain, gain ground, get ahead, make headway, pull ahead, win


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Narrower (hyponym)hit, rack up, score, steal, tally


Antonymsfall behind, recede, drop off, fall back, lose

7. advance (change) develop in a positive way


SamplesHe progressed well in school.
My plants are coming along.
Plans are shaping up.


Synonymscome along, come on, get along, get on, progress, shape up


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)develop


Narrower (hyponym)climb, leapfrog


Antonymsretrogress, regress, retrograde

8. advance (change) develop further


SamplesWe are advancing technology every day.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate

9. advance (social) give a promotion to or assign to a higher position


SamplesJohn 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.


Synonymselevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)assign, delegate, depute, designate


Narrower (hyponym)brevet, bring up, ennoble, entitle, favor, favour, gentle, prefer, spot promote, tenure


Antonymsdemote, kick downstairs, relegate, bump, break

10. advance (possession) pay in advance


SamplesCan you advance me some money?.


ExamplesThey advance the money to them , They advance them the money


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)lend, loan

11. advance (motion) move forward


SamplesWe have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward.


Synonymsset ahead


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)set

12. advance (change) rise in rate or price


SamplesThe stock market gained 24 points today.


ExamplesThe stock market is going to advance


Synonymsgain


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)climb, mount, rise, wax









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