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1 advance

A movement forward.

synonyms: progress, progression.

Roget 731: success, successfulness; speed; advance etc. (progress) 282.    trump card; hit, stroke, score; lucky hit, fortunate hit, ... show more

Roget 787: lending etc. v.; loan, advance, accommodation, feneration; mortgage, second mortgage, home loan etc. (security) 771; investment; ... show more

Roget 707: aid, aidance; assistance, help, opitulation, succor; support, lift, advance, furtherance, promotion; coadjuvancy etc. ... show more

Dutch: progressie, vooruitgang, vordering

2 advance

A change for the better; progress in development.

synonyms: betterment, improvement.

Roget 658: improvement; amelioration, melioration; betterment; mend, amendment, emendation; mending etc. v.; advancement; advance etc. (progress) ... show more

Polish: polepszenie się, poprawienie się

3 advance

A tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others:
— She rejected his advances.

synonyms: approach, feeler, overture.

4 advance

The act of moving forward (as toward a goal).

synonyms: advancement, forward motion, onward motion, procession, progress, progression.

Roget 282: progress, progression, progressiveness; advancing etc. v.; advance, advancement; ongoing; flood, tide, headway; march ... show more

Dutch: continuïteit, voortgang, vooruitgang

5 advance

An amount paid before it is earned.

synonym: cash advance.

Dutch: voorschot
Polish: akonto, forszus, zadatek, zaliczka

6 advance

Increase in price or value:
— The news caused a general advance on the stock market.

synonym: rise.

Dutch: opvoering, verhoging
Polish: podwyżka


1 advance

Move forward, also in the metaphorical sense.

synonyms: go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress.

Roget 787: lend, advance, accommodate with; lend on security; loan; pawn etc. (security) 771.    intrust, invest; place out to interest, put out to interest.    let, ... show more

Roget 109: elapse, lapse, flow, run, proceed, advance, pass; roll on, wear on, press on; flit, fly, slip, ... show more

Roget 282: advance; proceed, progress; get on, get along, get over the ground; gain ground; forge ahead; jog on, rub on, wag on; go with the stream; keep one's course, hold on one's course; ... show more

Roget 535: assert; make an assertion etc. n.; have one's say; say, affirm, predicate, declare, state; protest, profess.    put forth, ... show more

Dutch: voortschrijden

2 advance

Bring forward for consideration or acceptance:
— Advance an argument.

synonym: throw out.

3 advance

Increase or raise.

synonyms: boost, supercharge.

4 advance

Contribute to the progress or growth of.

synonyms: boost, encourage, further, promote.

Roget 658: improve; be better, become better, get better; mend, amend.    advance etc. (progress) 282; ascend etc. 305; increase ... show more

5 advance

Cause to move forward.

synonym: bring forward.

6 advance

Obtain advantages, such as points, etc..

synonyms: gain, gain ground, get ahead, make headway, pull ahead, win.

Roget 35: increase, augment, add to, enlarge; dilate etc. (expand) 194; grow, wax, get ahead.    gain strength; advance; run up, ... show more

Dutch: winnen

7 advance

Develop in a positive way.

synonyms: come along, come on, get along, get on, progress, shape up.

Dutch: de vorm aannemen, vooruitgaan, vooruitkomen, vorderen

8 advance

Develop further.

9 advance

Give a promotion to or assign to a higher position:
— Women tend not to advance in the major law firms.

synonyms: elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade.

10 advance

Pay in advance.

11 advance

Move forward:
— We have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward.

synonym: set ahead.

Dutch: vervroegen

12 advance

Rise in rate or price.

synonym: gain.


1 advance

Being ahead of time or need:
— Gave advance warning.

synonym: beforehand.

2 advance

Situated ahead or going before:
— An advance party.
— At that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies.

synonyms: advanced, in advance.

Moby thesaurus: Brownian movement, Great Leap Forward, Wall Street loan, abet, accelerate, access, accession, accommodate with, accommodation, accomplishment, accost, accretion, accrual, accrue, accruement, acculturate, accumulate, accumulation, achieve success, act for ... show more.

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