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advance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of advance

  1. 1 forward movement in time or place <during her long convalescence, the housebound woman was barely aware of the advance of the seasons> Synonyms advancement, furtherance, going, headway, march, onrush, passage, process, procession, progress, progression Related Words current, drift, flow, flux, stream, way; advent, approach, arrival, coming, nearing; bound, jump, leap, step, stride; impetus, momentum Near Antonyms backwash, ebb, reflux; retraction, return, reversal, reverse; about-face, turnabout, turnaround Antonyms recess, recession, regress, regression, retreat, retrogression

  2. 2 an instance of notable progress in the development of knowledge, technology, or skill <under her new teacher, the aspiring violinist has made noticeable advances in her technique in just a few weeks> Synonyms advancement, breakthrough, enhancement, improvement, refinement Related Words quantum leap; amelioration, boost, heightening, increase, melioration, strengthening, upgrade, uplift, upswing, uptrend, upturn; betterment, development, elaboration, evolution, expansion, gestation, growth, maturation, perfection, ripening; civilization, edification, education, enlightenment; renaissance, renascence, revival; discovery, find, windfall; innovation, invention Near Antonyms breakdown, collapse, crash; hindrance, impediment, stumbling block; decadence, decay, declension, decline, decrease, degeneration, descent, deterioration, diminishment, downgrade, ebbing, failing, flagging, languishment, lapse, lessening, reduction, sinking, slowing, weakening, worsening; detriment, disablement, drawback, glitch, impairment, shortcoming Antonyms setback




advance

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of advance

  1. 1 to give to another for temporary use with the understanding that it or a like thing will be returned <advanced her some cash with the understanding that the amount would be deducted from her first paycheck> Synonyms lend, loanRelated Words furnish, give, grant; lease, let [chiefly British], rentNear Antonyms receive, takeAntonyms borrow

  2. 2 to help the growth or development of <great thinkers who did much to advance modern science> Synonyms foster, cultivate, encourage, forward, further, incubate, nourish, nurse, nurture, promoteRelated Words advocate, back, champion, endorse (also indorse), support, uphold; endow, finance, fund, patronize, stake, subsidize, underwrite; abet, aid, assist; advertise, boost, plug, publicize, tout; agitate (for), campaign (for), work (for)Near Antonyms ban, bar, enjoin, forbid, interdict, outlaw, prevent, prohibit, proscribe; battle, combat, contend (with), counter, fight, oppose; repress, snuff (out), squash, squelch, stifle, subdue, suppress; arrest, check, halt, retard; encumber, fetter, hobble, impede, interfere (with), manacle, obstruct, shackleAntonyms discourage, frustrate, hinder, inhibit

  3. 3 to move forward along a course <as the technology advances, electronic devices keep getting smaller and smarter> Synonyms go, come, come along, do, fare, forge, get along, get on, go along, go off, march, pace, proceed, progressRelated Words accelerate, fast-forward, speed; approach, near; journey, pass, repair, run, travel, wend; actuate, drive, impel, propel, push; take outNear Antonyms arrest, balk, block, check, detain, halt, hinder, hold back, impede, nip, obstruct, slow (down or up), stem; repress, retard, stunt, suppress; delay, interrupt, stall; cramp, hamper, inhibit; cease, let up, pause; regress; waitAntonyms remain, stand, stay, stop

  4. 4 to move higher in rank or position <within six months was advanced to the position of head waiter, to the dismay of the waiters who had been there much longer> Synonyms promote, elevate, raise, upgradeRelated Words forward, further; aggrandize, boost, heighten, improve, lift, uplift; commission, ennoble, knight; acclaim, applaud, celebrate, cite, commend, compliment, congratulate, decorate; eulogize, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, hail, honor, laud, praise, saluteNear Antonyms depose, dethrone, dismiss, expel, impeach, oust, overthrow, remove, unmake, unseat; demean, disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, mortify, shame, take down; censure, condemn, damn, denounce, reprobateAntonyms abase, degrade, demote, downgrade, lower, reduce

  5. 5 to set before the mind for consideration <let me explain my reasons for advancing this proposal> Synonyms propose, bounce, offer, pose, proffer, propound, suggest, voteRelated Words move; nominate, recommend; present, submit, tender, trot out; file, lay, lodge; arrange, calculate, chart, contrive, cover, frame, map, plan, plot, shape

  6. 6 to move closer to <advanced cautiously toward the snarling dog> Synonyms come, approach, near, nighRelated Words drop in, enter, pop (in)Near Antonyms depart, exit, leaveAntonyms go, recede (from), retreat, withdraw





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