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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 of advance advancement, furtherance, going, headway, march, onrush, passage, process, procession, progress, progression Words Related to advance current, drift, flow, flux, stream, way; advent, approach, arrival, coming, nearing; bound, jump, leap, step, stride; impetus, momentum Near Antonyms of advance backwash, ebb, reflux; retraction, return, reversal, reverse; about-face, turnabout, turnaround Antonyms of advance 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 of advance advancement, breakthrough, enhancement, improvement, refinement Words Related to advance 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 of advance 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 of advance 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 of advance lend, loanWords Related to advance furnish, give, grant; lease, let [chiefly British], rentNear Antonyms of advance receive, takeAntonyms of advance borrow

  2. 2 to help the growth or development of great thinkers who did much to advance modern science Synonyms of advance foster, cultivate, encourage, forward, further, incubate, nourish, nurse, nurture, promoteWords Related to advance 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 of advance 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 of advance discourage, frustrate, hinder, inhibit

  3. 3 to move forward along a course as the technology advances, electronic devices keep getting smaller and smarter Synonyms of advance go, come, come along, do, fare, forge, get along, get on, go along, go off, march, pace, proceed, progressWords Related to advance accelerate, fast-forward, speed; approach, near; journey, pass, repair, run, travel, wend; actuate, drive, impel, propel, push; take outNear Antonyms of advance 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 of advance 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 of advance promote, elevate, raise, upgradeWords Related to advance 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 of advance depose, dethrone, dismiss, expel, impeach, oust, overthrow, remove, unmake, unseat; demean, disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, mortify, shame, take down; censure, condemn, damn, denounce, reprobateAntonyms of advance 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 of advance propose, bounce, offer, pose, proffer, propound, suggest, voteWords Related to advance 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 of advance come, approach, near, nighWords Related to advance drop in, enter, pop (in)Near Antonyms of advance depart, exit, leaveAntonyms of advance go, recede (from), retreat, withdraw

Synonym Discussion of advance

advance, promote, forward, further mean to help (someone or something) to move ahead. advance stresses effective assisting in hastening a process or bringing about a desired end.
    • advance the cause of peace
promote suggests an encouraging or fostering and may denote an increase in status or rank.
    • a campaign to promote better health
forward implies an impetus forcing something ahead.
    • a wage increase would forward productivity
further suggests a removing of obstacles in the way of a desired advance.
    • used the marriage to further his career


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