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  1. [noun] a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the troops"
    Synonyms: progress, progression

  2. [noun] a change for the better; progress in development
    Synonyms: improvement, betterment

  3. [noun] a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances"
    Synonyms: overture, approach, feeler

  4. [noun] the act of moving forward toward a goal
    Synonyms: progress, progression, procession, ment, forward motion, onward motion

  5. [noun] an amount paid before it is earned
    Synonyms: cash

  6. [noun] increase in price or value; "the news caused a general advance on the stock market"
    Synonyms: rise

  7. [verb] move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"
    Synonyms: progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on

  8. [verb] bring forward for consideration or acceptance; "advance an argument"
    Synonyms: throw out

  9. [verb] increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"
    Synonyms: boost, supercharge

  10. [verb] contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
    Synonyms: promote, boost, further, encourage

  11. [verb] cause to move forward; "Can you move the car seat forward?"
    Synonyms: bring forward

  12. [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"
    Synonyms: gain, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground

  13. [verb] develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up"
    Synonyms: progress, come on, come along, get on, get along, shape up

  14. [verb] develop further; "We are advancing technology every day"

  15. [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"
    Synonyms: promote, upgrade, kick upstairs, raise, elevate

  16. [verb] pay in advance; "Can you advance me some money?"

  17. [verb] move forward; "we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward"
    Synonyms: set ahead

  18. [verb] rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today"
    Synonyms: gain

  19. [adjective] being ahead of time or need; "gave advance warning"; "was beforehand with her report"
    Synonyms: beforehand

  20. [adjective] situated ahead or going before; "an advance party"; "at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies"
    Synonyms: in


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