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advance

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1 forward movement in time or place
  • During her long convalescence, the housebound woman was barely aware of the advance of the seasons.
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advance

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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
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3 to move forward along a course
  • As the technology advances, electronic devices keep getting smarter.
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gain ground

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4 to move higher in rank or position
  • Within six months he was advanced to the position of head waiter.
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kick upstairs

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5 to set before the mind for consideration
  • Let me explain my reasons for advancing this proposal.
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put forth, put forward

6 to move closer to
  • I advanced cautiously toward the snarling dog.
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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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