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ad·vance

advance

 
 
pronunciation:
d vaens
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
in advance
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part of speech: verb
inflections: advanced, advances, advancing
definition 1: to move or send forward.
The quarterback advanced the ball ten yards.
antonyms:
back, delay, reverse, stop
similar words:
assert, drive, move, propel, shove, urge
definition 2: to offer or suggest.
She advanced her plan for a new youth center.
synonyms:
offer, propose, suggest
similar words:
introduce, pose, raise, recommend
definition 3: to raise in rank or position.
They will advance him to captain.
synonyms:
promote
antonyms:
degrade
definition 4: to come or move forward.
The car advanced ten feet.
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synonyms:
progress
antonyms:
recede, retreat
similar words:
come, continue, forge, go, move, proceed, travel
definition 5: to make progress or grow.
His piano teacher says he is advancing nicely.
synonyms:
improve, progress
similar words:
flourish, grow, rise, thrive
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a forward movement in space.
The runner made a quick advance to the finish line.
synonyms:
advancement, progress
similar words:
headway
definition 2: progress or improvement.
The twentieth century saw great advances in the field of medicine.
synonyms:
improvement
antonyms:
down
similar words:
discovery, innovation
definition 3: money paid before work is finished.
She asked for an advance on her allowance so that she could pay for her ticket.
similar words:
deposit, loan
phrase: in advance
derivation: advancer (n.)
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