advance
noun.
a movement forward
he listened for the progress of the troops
noun.
a change for the better; progress in development
noun.
a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
she rejected his advances
noun.
the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
noun.
an amount paid before it is earned
Synonym: cash advance
noun.
increase in price or value
the news caused a general advance on the stock market
Synonym: rise
verb.
move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
Time marches on
verb.
bring forward for consideration or acceptance
advance an argument
Synonym: throw out
verb.
increase or raise
boost the voltage in an electrical circuit
Synonym: boost, supercharge
verb.
contribute to the progress or growth of
I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom
verb.
cause to move forward
Can you move the car seat forward?
Synonym: bring forward
verb.
obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
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|win points
verb.
develop in a positive way
He progressed well in school|My plants are coming along|Plans are shaping up
verb.
develop further
We are advancing technology every day
verb.
give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
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
verb.
pay in advance
Can you advance me some money?
verb.
move forward
we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward
Synonym: set ahead
verb.
rise in rate or price
The stock market gained 24 points today
Synonym: gain
adj.
being ahead of time or need
gave advance warning|was beforehand with her report
Synonym: beforehand
adj.
situated ahead or going before
an advance party|at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies
Antonym: retreat, recede, back