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Overview of noun advance

The noun advance has 6 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (7) progress, progression, advance

(a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the troops")

2. (6) improvement, betterment, advance

(a change for the better; progress in development)

3. (1) overture, advance, approach, feeler

(a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances")

4. (1) progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion

(the act of moving forward (as toward a goal))

5. advance, cash advance

(an amount paid before it is earned)

6. advance, rise

(increase in price or value; "the news caused a general advance on the stock market")


Overview of verb advance

The verb advance has 12 senses? (first 8 from tagged texts)
1. (7) advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on

(move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on")

2. (6) advance, throw out

(bring forward for consideration or acceptance; "advance an argument")

3. (5) boost, advance, supercharge

(increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit")

4. (4) promote, advance, boost, further, encourage

(contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom")

5. (4) advance, bring forward

(cause to move forward; "Can you move the car seat forward?")

6. (3) gain, advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground

(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")

7. (2) progress, come on, come along, advance, get on, get along, shape up

(develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up")

8. (1) advance

(develop further; "We are advancing technology every day")

9. promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate

(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")

10. advance

(pay in advance; "Can you advance me some money?")

11. advance, set ahead

(move forward; "we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward")

12. advance, gain

(rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today")


Overview of adj advance

The adj advance has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. advance, beforehand

(being ahead of time or need; "gave advance warning"; "was beforehand with her report")

2. advance, advanced, in advance

(situated ahead or going before; "an advance party"; "at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies")

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