advance

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[Ad*vanceĀ·]

The experience of having a wild monkey advance on you is pretty scary. The verb advance means "move forward purposefully."

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To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.

Noun
the act of moving forward toward a goal

Noun
increase in price or value; "the news caused a general advance on the stock market"

Noun
a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances"

Noun
a change for the better; progress in development

Noun
a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the troops"

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Noun
an amount paid before it is earned

Verb
rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today"

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develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up"

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increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"

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develop further; "We are advancing technology every day"

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bring forward for consideration or acceptance; "advance an argument"

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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"

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move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"

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cause to move forward; "Can you move the car seat forward?"

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move forward; "we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward"

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pay in advance; "Can you advance me some money?"

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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"

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contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"


v. t.
To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.

v. t.
To raise; to elevate.

v. t.
To raise to a higher rank; to promote.

v. t.
To accelerate the growth or progress; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten; as, to advance the ripening of fruit; to advance one's interests.

v. t.
To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show; as, to advance an argument.

v. t.
To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.

v. t.
To furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due, or in aid of an enterprise; to supply beforehand; as, a merchant advances money on a contract or on goods consigned to him.

v. t.
To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate; as, to advance the price of goods.

v. t.
To extol; to laud.

v. i.
To move or go forward; to proceed; as, he advanced to greet me.

v. i.
To increase or make progress in any respect; as, to advance in knowledge, in stature, in years, in price.

v. i.
To rise in rank, office, or consequence; to be preferred or promoted.

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The act of advancing or moving forward or upward; progress.

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Improvement or progression, physically, mentally, morally, or socially; as, an advance in health, knowledge, or religion; an advance in rank or office.

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An addition to the price; rise in price or value; as, an advance on the prime cost of goods.

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The first step towards the attainment of a result; approach made to gain favor, to form an acquaintance, to adjust a difference, etc.; an overture; a tender; an offer; -- usually in the plural.

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A furnishing of something before an equivalent is received (as money or goods), towards a capital or stock, or on loan; payment beforehand; the money or goods thus furnished; money or value supplied beforehand.

a.
Before in place, or beforehand in time; -- used for advanced; as, an advance guard, or that before the main guard or body of an army; advance payment, or that made before it is due; advance proofs, advance sheets, pages of a forthcoming volume, received in advance of the time of publication.


Advance

Ad*vance" , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Advanced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Advancing ().] [OE. avancen, avauncen, F. avancer, fr. a supposed LL. abantiare; ab + ante (F. avant) before. The spelling with d was a mistake, a- being supposed to be fr. L. ad. See Avaunt.] 1. To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on. 2. To raise; to elevate. [Archaic]
They . . . advanced their eyelids.
3. To raise to a higher rank; to promote.
Ahasueres . . . advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes.
4. To accelerate the growth or progress; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten; as, to advance the ripening of fruit; to advance one's interests. 5. To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show; as, to advance an argument.
Some ne'er advance a judgment of their own.
6. To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten. 7. To furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due, or in aid of an enterprise; to supply beforehand; as, a merchant advances money on a contract or on goods consigned to him. 8. To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate; as, to advance the price of goods. 9. To extol; to laud. [Obs.]
Greatly advancing his gay chivalry.
Syn. -- To raise; elevate; exalt; aggrandize; improve; heighten; accelerate; allege; adduce; assign.

Advance

Ad*vance", v. i. 1. To move or go forward; to proceed; as, he advanced to greet me. 2. To increase or make progress in any respect; as, to advance in knowledge, in stature, in years, in price. 3. To rise in rank, office, or consequence; to be preferred or promoted.
Advanced to a level with ancient peers.

Advance

Ad*vance", n. [Cf. F. avance, fr. avancer. See Advance, v.] 1. The act of advancing or moving forward or upward; progress. 2. Improvement or progression, physically, mentally, morally, or socially; as, an advance in health, knowledge, or religion; an advance in rank or office. 3. An addition to the price; rise in price or value; as, an advance on the prime cost of goods. 4. The first step towards the attainment of a result; approach made to gain favor, to form an acquaintance, to adjust a difference, etc.; an overture; a tender; an offer; -- usually in the plural.
[He] made the like advances to the dissenters.
5. A furnishing of something before an equivalent is received (as money or goods), towards a capital or stock, or on loan; payment beforehand; the money or goods thus furnished; money or value supplied beforehand.
I shall, with pleasure, make the necessary advances.
The account was made up with intent to show what advances had been made.
In advance (a) In front; before. (b) Beforehand; before an equivalent is received. (c) In the state of having advanced money on account; as, A is advance to B a thousand dollars or pounds.

Advance

Ad*vance" , a. Before in place, or beforehand in time; -- used for advanced; as, an advance guard, or that before the main guard or body of an army; advance payment, or that made before it is due; advance proofs, advance sheets, pages of a forthcoming volume, received in advance of the time of publication.

To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.

To move or go forward; to proceed; as, he advanced to greet me.

The act of advancing or moving forward or upward; progress.

Before in place, or beforehand in time; -- used for advanced; as, an advance guard, or that before the main guard or body of an army; advance payment, or that made before it is due; advance proofs, advance sheets, pages of a forthcoming volume, received in advance of the time of publication.

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Usage Examples

Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.

All my children have spoken for themselves since they first learned to speak, and not always with my advance approval, and I expect that to continue in the future.

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.

Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a contribution to the advance of peace, I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.

All around me insisted that my doubts proved only my own ignorance and sinfulness that they knew by experience they would soon give place to true knowledge, and an advance in religion and I felt something like indecision.

Agricultural practice served Darwin as the material basis for the elaboration of his theory of Evolution, which explained the natural causation of the adaptation we see in the structure of the organic world. That was a great advance in the knowledge of living nature.

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Other Usage Examples

As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.

As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities.

I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all.

Gender consciousness has become involved in almost every intellectual field: history, literature, science, anthropology. There's been an extraordinary advance.

How thoroughly it is ingrained in mathematical science that every real advance goes hand in hand with the invention of sharper tools and simpler methods which, at the same time, assist in understanding earlier theories and in casting aside some more complicated developments.

And what I saw happening is that women don't make one decision to leave the workforce. They makes lots of little decisions really far in advance that kind of inevitably lead them there.

Despite the encouraging and wonderful gains and the changes for women which have occurred in my lifetime, there is still room to advance and to promote correction of the remaining deficiencies and imbalances.

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