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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 advancing

The adj advancing has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. advancing, forward, forward-moving

(moving forward) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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