To advance the ripening of fruit.
To advance one's interests.
An example of advance used as an adjective is an advance party which is a group of soldiers who arrive before the rest of the soldiers to check out the safety and the surroundings.
Finding a new way to treat cancer is an example of an advance in science.
An example of advance is to be promoted at a job.
Advance a deadline by one week.
An advance in genetic engineering.
An advance payment.
To advance a chessman.
To advance a project.
- To cause (a future event) to happen earlier.
- To assign a later date to (a past event).
To advance prices.
New advances in science.
To advance an argument.
He rose from his chair and advanced to greet me.
An advance in health or knowledge.
An advance in rank or office.
An advance on the prime cost of goods.
Advance a chess piece.
Advanced a novel theory during the seminar.
Advanced the cause of freedom.
- Ahead of time; beforehand.
- In front of; ahead of.
- In front.
- Before due; ahead of time.
Origin of advance
- Middle English avauncen from Old French avauncer from Vulgar Latin abantiāre from Latin abante from before ab- ab- ante before ant- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition