|1.||[ verb ] move forward, also in the metaphorical sense|
|Synonyms:||go_on move_on march_on progress pass_on|
: "Time marches on"
|Related terms:||recede travel elapse pass close_in edge press_on encroach creep_up ratchet penetrate forge string progress progress|
|2.||[ noun ] a movement forward|
"he listened for the progress of the troops"
|Related terms:||change_of_location headway|
|3.||[ noun ] a change for the better; progress in development|
|Related terms:||transformation adjustment recovery conservation refinement revival promote better|
|4.||[ verb ] bring forward for consideration or acceptance|
"advance an argument"
|5.||[ verb ] increase or raise|
"boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"
|6.||[ verb ] cause to move forward|
"Can you move the car seat forward?"
|Related terms:||back move nose progress|
|7.||[ verb ] contribute to the progress or growth of|
|Synonyms:||encourage promote further boost|
"I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
|Related terms:||support help foster contribute feed spur carry connive_at improvement boost promoter boost forwarding|
|8.||[ verb ] obtain advantages, such as points, etc.|
|Synonyms:||win get_ahead gain gain_ground pull_ahead make_headway|
"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"
|Related terms:||fall_back score steal win gainer|
|9.||[ verb ] develop in a positive way|
|Synonyms:||progress come_on come_along get_on shape_up get_along|
"He progressed well in school" "My plants are coming along" "Plans are shaping up"
|Related terms:||regress develop develop leapfrog climb improvement|
|10.||[ noun ] the act of moving forward toward a goal|
|Synonyms:||progress progression forward_motion onward_motion procession advancement|
|Related terms:||motion career march leapfrog plain_sailing push proceed progress|
|11.||[ verb ] develop further|
"We are advancing technology every day"
|Related terms:||better advancement|
|12.||[ noun ] a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others|
|Synonyms:||overture feeler approach|
"she rejected his advances"
|Related terms:||suggestion approach|
|13.||[ adjective ] situated ahead or going before|
"an advance party" "at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies"
|14.||[ verb ] give a promotion to or assign to a higher position|
|Synonyms:||promote elevate raise kick_upstairs upgrade|
"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"
|Related terms:||demote delegate prefer spot_promote bring_up ennoble tenure queen brevet acme promotion|
|15.||[ adjective ] being ahead of time or need|
"gave advance warning" "was beforehand with her report"
|16.||[ verb ] pay in advance|
"Can you advance me some money?"
|17.||[ verb ] move forward|
"we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward"
|18.||[ verb ] rise in rate or price|
"The stock market gained 24 points today"
|Related terms:||rise wax|
|19.||[ noun ] an amount paid before it is earned|
|20.||[ noun ] increase in price or value|
: "the news caused a general advance on the stock market"
|Related terms:||increase rise|