advance advance  /əd ˈvæns/


  1. (n) a movement forward
  2. (n) a change for the better; progress in development
  3. (n) a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
  4. (n) the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
  5. (n) an amount paid before it is earned
  6. (n) increase in price or value
  7. (v) move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
  8. (v) bring forward for consideration or acceptance
  9. (v) increase or raise
  10. (v) contribute to the progress or growth of
  11. (v) cause to move forward
  12. (v) obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
  13. (v) develop in a positive way
  14. (v) develop further
  15. (v) give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
  16. (v) pay in advance
  17. (v) move forward
  18. (v) rise in rate or price
  19. (adj) being ahead of time or need
  20. (adj) situated ahead or going before


  1. The animated interface requires two free Netscape plug-ins and a graphics package that must be downloaded in advance.
  2. Since globalization and technological advance are good things, the increase in inequality thus isn't really something we'd want to stop.
  3. First foreigner from the capital to see the advance of Italy's troops on Addis Ababa was United Pressman Ben Ames.


  1. Cash Advance outlet robbed at knifepoint

    SOUTH BEND -- Police in South Bend were continuing to investigate Saturday the armed robbery of a Cash Advance outlet in the 900 block of East Ireland Road.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: South Bend Tribune

  2. Advance Digital wins Microsoft Digital Marketing award

    Advance Digital was recognized for its outstanding solutions and services in digital marketing using Microsoft technology.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

  3. Advance Auto Parts Promotes Jon Dehne to Senior Vice President

    Advance Auto Parts, Inc. , a leading retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries and maintenance items, announced the promotion of Jon Dehne to Senior Vice President, Market Availability, Inventory Management and Merchandise Operations.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "Some say the gains we are making in Iraq come too late," Mr Bush said. "They are mistaken. It is never too late to deal a blow to al-Qaeda. It is never too late to advance freedom. And it is never too late to support our troops in a fight...
    on Sep 14, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Times Online

  2. "I condemn the decision by the government of Israel to advance planning for new housing units in East Jerusalem," Joe Biden said. "It's the kind of step that undermines the trust we need"
    on Mar 12, 2010 By: Joe Biden Source: Tehran Times

  3. "I was a proud and enthusiastic supporter of Barack Obama during the campaign and have worked as hard as I can to advance President Obama's legislative agenda," the senator from Nevada said.
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Harry Reid Source:

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