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advance

  

      vb  
1    accelerate, bring forward, bring up, come forward, elevate, go ahead, go forward, go on, hasten, make inroads, move onward, move up, press on, proceed, progress, promote, send forward, send up, speed, upgrade  
2    benefit, further, grow, improve, multiply, prosper, thrive  
3    adduce, allege, cite, offer, present, proffer, put forward, submit, suggest  
4    lend, pay beforehand, supply on credit  
      n  
5    advancement, development, forward movement, headway, inroad, onward movement, progress  
6    advancement, amelioration, betterment, breakthrough, furtherance, gain, growth, improvement, progress, promotion, step  
7    appreciation, credit, deposit, down payment, increase     (in price)   loan, prepayment, retainer, rise     (in price)  
8    advances      approach, approaches, moves, overtures, proposals, proposition  
      adj  
9    beforehand, early, foremost, forward, in front, leading, prior  
10    in advance      ahead, beforehand, earlier, in the forefront, in the lead, in the van, on the barrelhead, previously  
  
Antonyms     
,       vb  
1    demote, hold back, impede, move back, regress, retard, retreat, set back, withdraw  
2    decrease, diminish, lessen, weaken  
3    hide, hold back, suppress, withhold  
4    defer payment, withhold payment  
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advance

  
  ( advances    plural & 3rd person present)   ( advancing    present participle)   ( advanced    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   To advance means to move forward, often in order to attack someone.  
Reports from Chad suggest that rebel forces are advancing on the capital...      V prep/adv  
The water is advancing at a rate of 5cm a day...      V  
...a picture of a man throwing himself before an advancing tank.      V-ing  
2       verb   To advance means to make progress, especially in your knowledge of something.   (=progress)  
Medical technology has advanced considerably...      V  
    advanced  
3       verb   If you advance someone a sum of money, you lend it to them, or pay it to them earlier than arranged.   (=lend)  
I advanced him some money, which he would repay on our way home...      V n n  
The bank advanced $1.2 billion to help the country with debt repayments.      V n  
4       n-count   An advance is money which is lent or paid to someone before they would normally receive it.  
She was paid a £100,000 advance for her next two novels.     
5       verb   To advance an event, or the time or date of an event, means to bring it forward to an earlier time or date.   (=bring forward)     (Antonym: put back)    Too much protein in the diet may advance the ageing process...      V n  
6       verb   If you advance a cause, interest, or claim, you support it and help to make it successful.   (=further)  
When not producing art of his own, Oliver was busy advancing the work of others.      V n  
7       verb   When a theory or argument is advanced, it is put forward for discussion.  
usu passive   (=put forward)  
Many theories have been advanced as to why some women suffer from depression...      be V-ed  
8       n-var   An advance is a forward movement of people or vehicles, usually as part of a military operation.,   (Antonym: retreat)    ...an advance on enemy positions...     
9       n-var   An advance in a particular subject or activity is progress in understanding it or in doing it well.   (=development)  
Air safety has not improved since the dramatic advances of the 1970s...     
10       n-sing   If something is an advanceon what was previously available or done, it is better in some way.  
usu a N on n  
This could be an advance on the present situation.     
11       adj   Advance booking, notice, or warning is done or given before an event happens.  
ADJ n  
They don't normally give any advance notice about which building they're going to inspect...     
12       adj   An advance party or group is a small group of people who go on ahead of the main group.  
ADJ n   (=expeditionary)  
The 20-strong advance party will be followed by another 600 soldiers as part of UN relief efforts.     
13    If one thing happens or is done in advance of another, it happens or is done before the other thing.  
in advance of      prep-phrase   (=ahead)  
I had asked everyone to submit questions in advance of the meeting.     
14    If you do something in advance, you do it before a particular date or event.  
in advance      phrase   PHR after v  
The subject of the talk is announced a week in advance.     

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advanced, advancement, advantage, advice

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id.
be more successful than others in a competitive situation or do things in advance in order to succeed in a competition.
That basketball team was ahead of the game that is why they won!
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