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
Synonyms: progress progression

"he listened for the progress of the troops"

Related terms: change_of_location headway
3. [ noun ] a change for the better; progress in development
Synonyms: improvement betterment
Related terms: transformation adjustment recovery conservation refinement revival promote better
4. [ verb ] bring forward for consideration or acceptance
Synonyms: throw_out

"advance an argument"

Related terms: propose
5. [ verb ] increase or raise
Synonyms: boost supercharge

"boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"

Related terms: increase
6. [ verb ] cause to move forward
Synonyms: bring_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
Synonyms: in_advance advanced

"an advance party" "at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies"

Related terms: front
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
Synonyms: beforehand

"gave advance warning" "was beforehand with her report"

Related terms: early
16. [ verb ] pay in advance

"Can you advance me some money?"

Related terms: lend
17. [ verb ] move forward
Synonyms: set_ahead

"we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward"

Related terms: set
18. [ verb ] rise in rate or price
Synonyms: gain

"The stock market gained 24 points today"

Related terms: rise wax
19. [ noun ] an amount paid before it is earned
Synonyms: cash_advance
Related terms: sum
20. [ noun ] increase in price or value
Synonyms: rise

: "the news caused a general advance on the stock market"

Related terms: increase rise
Similar spelling:   advancer