Dictionary Results for advance


1. advance - noun

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

Synonym(s): progress, progression

Hypernym(s): change_of_location, travel




2. advance - noun

· a change for the better; progress in development

Synonym(s): improvement, betterment

Hypernym(s): transformation, transmutation, shift




3. advance - noun

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

Synonym(s): overture, approach, feeler

Hypernym(s): suggestion, proposition, proffer




4. advance - noun

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

Synonym(s): progress, progression, procession, advancement, forward_motion, onward_motion

Hypernym(s): motion, movement, move

Antonym(s): retreat




5. advance - noun

· an amount paid before it is earned

Synonym(s): cash_advance

Hypernym(s): sum, sum_of_money, amount, amount_of_money




6. advance - noun

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

Synonym(s): rise

Hypernym(s): increase, step-up




7. advance - verb

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

Synonym(s): progress, pass_on, move_on, march_on, go_on

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote

Antonym(s): recede




8. advance - verb

· bring forward for consideration or acceptance; "advance an argument"

Synonym(s): throw_out

Hypernym(s): propose, suggest, advise




9. advance - verb

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

Synonym(s): boost, supercharge

Hypernym(s): increase




10. advance - verb

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

Synonym(s): promote, boost, further, encourage

Hypernym(s): support, back_up




11. advance - verb

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

Synonym(s): bring_forward

Hypernym(s): move, displace

Antonym(s): back




12. advance - 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"

Synonym(s): gain, win, pull_ahead, make_headway, get_ahead, gain_ground




13. advance - verb

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

Synonym(s): progress, come_on, come_along, get_on, get_along, shape_up

Hypernym(s): develop




14. advance - verb

· develop further; "We are advancing technology every day"

Hypernym(s): better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate




15. advance - 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"

Synonym(s): promote, upgrade, kick_upstairs, raise, elevate

Hypernym(s): delegate, designate, depute, assign




16. advance - verb

· pay in advance; "Can you advance me some money?"

Hypernym(s): lend, loan




17. advance - verb

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

Synonym(s): set_ahead

Hypernym(s): set




18. advance - verb

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

Synonym(s): gain

Hypernym(s): wax, mount, climb, rise




19. advance - adjective

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

Synonym(s): beforehand




20. advance - adjective

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

Synonym(s): advanced, in_advance





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