advance

phonetic symbol: / ədvǽns / 

advance - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
advancement , forward motion , onward motion , procession , progress , progression

[ noun ]
■ increase in price or value
e.g.)
・the news caused a general advance on the stock market
rise

[ noun ]
■ a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
e.g.)
・she rejected his advances
approach , feeler , overture

[ noun ]
■ a change for the better
■ progress in development
betterment , improvement

[ noun ]
■ a movement forward
progress , progression

[ noun ]
■ an amount paid before it is earned
cash advance

[ verb ]
■ rise in rate or price
gain

[ verb ]
■ develop in a positive way
come along , come on , get along , get on , progress , shape up

[ verb ]
■ increase or raise
boost , supercharge

[ verb ]
■ develop further

[ verb ]
■ bring forward for consideration or acceptance
e.g.)
・advance an argument
throw out

[ verb ]
■ obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
gain , gain ground , get ahead , make headway , pull ahead , win

[ verb ]
■ move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
go on , march on , move on , pass on , progress

[ verb ]
■ cause to move forward
bring forward

[ verb ]
■ move forward
e.g.)
・we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward
set ahead

[ verb ]
■ pay in advance
e.g.)
・Can you advance me some money?

[ verb ]
■ give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
e.g.)
・Women tend not to advance in the major law firms
elevate , kick upstairs , promote , raise , upgrade

[ verb ]
■ contribute to the progress or growth of
boost , encourage , further , promote

[ adjective satellite ]
■ situated ahead or going before
e.g.)
・an advance party
・at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies
advanced , in advance

[ adjective satellite ]
■ being ahead of time or need
e.g.)
・gave advance warning
beforehand

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