Advance meaning

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To raise in amount or rate; increase.
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To serve as an advance person for (a trip to be made by a politician or a dignitary).
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Monies paid before any consideration is received in exchange.
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To accelerate the growth or progress of; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten.

To advance the ripening of fruit.

To advance one's interests.

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To furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due, or in aid of an enterprise; to supply beforehand.

Merchants often advance money on a contract or on goods consigned to them.

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Advance means in front.

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.

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Advance is defined as a movement forward or an improvement.

Finding a new way to treat cancer is an example of an advance in science.

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The definition of advance means to move forward or to raise in importance.

An example of advance is to be promoted at a job.

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To raise in rank; promote.
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To cause to occur sooner.

Advance a deadline by one week.

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To pay (money or interest) before due.
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To supply or lend, especially on credit.
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To lift.
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To make progress; improve.
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To rise in rank, position, or value.
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To serve as an advance person for a trip to be made by a politician or a dignitary.
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The act or process of moving or going forward.
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A forward move, as toward an objective; a progressive step.

An advance in genetic engineering.

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An increase of price or value.
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Opening approaches made to secure acquaintance, favor, or an agreement; overtures.
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Preparation, especially publicity, done prior to the appearance of a public figure or the staging of a public event.
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Made or given ahead of time.

An advance payment.

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Going before, in front, or forward.
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To bring forward; move forward.

To advance a chessman.

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To raise in rank, importance, etc.; promote.
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To help or hasten the success or completion of; further.

To advance a project.

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To put forward; propose.
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To bring closer to the present.
  • To cause (a future event) to happen earlier.
  • To assign a later date to (a past event).
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To raise the rate of; increase.

To advance prices.

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To pay (money) before due.
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To lend.
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To go forward; move ahead.
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To make progress; improve; develop.
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To rise in rank, importance, etc.
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To rise in price or cost; increase.
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A moving forward.
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An improvement; progress.

New advances in science.

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A rise in value or cost.
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Approaches to get favor, become acquainted, etc.; overtures (to someone)
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A payment made before due, as of wages.
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A loan.
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In front.

Advance guard.

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Beforehand; ahead of time.

Advance information.

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To bring forward; to move towards the front; to make to go on.
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To raise; to elevate.
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To raise to a higher rank; to promote.
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To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show.

To advance an argument.

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To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.
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To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate.

To advance the price of goods.

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(intransitive) To move forwards, to approach.

He rose from his chair and advanced to greet me.

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A forward move; improvement or progression.

An advance in health or knowledge.

An advance in rank or office.

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An amount of money or credit, especially given as a loan, or paid before it is due; an advancement.
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An addition to the price; rise in price or value.

An advance on the prime cost of goods.

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(in the plural) An opening approach or overture, especially of an unwelcome or sexual nature.
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Completed before need or a milestone event.

He made an advance payment on the prior shipment to show good faith.

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The advance man came a month before the candidate.

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The scouts found a site for an advance base.

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To cause to move forward.

Advance a chess piece.

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To put forward; propose or suggest.

Advanced a novel theory during the seminar.

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To aid the growth or progress of.

Advanced the cause of freedom.

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in advance
  • Ahead of time; beforehand.
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in advance of
  • In front of; ahead of.
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in advance
  • In front.
  • Before due; ahead of time.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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
  • From Old French avancer (French: avancer), from Late Latin abante, from ab + ante (“before”). The spelling with d was a mistake, a- being supposed to be from Latin ad. Avaunt is an earlier form of the same source-word.
    From Wiktionary