I. verb (advanced; advancing) Etymology: Middle English advauncen, from Anglo-French avancer, from Vulgar Latin *abantiare, from Late Latin abante in front, from Latin ab- + ante before — more at ante- Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to accelerate the growth or progress of <
advance a cause
2. to bring or move forward <
advance a pawn
3. to raise to a higher rank 4. archaic to lift up ; raise 5. to bring forward in time; especially to make earlier <
advance the date of the meeting
6. to bring forward for notice, consideration, or acceptance ; propose <
advance an idea
7. to supply or furnish in expectation of repayment <
advance a loan
8. to raise in rate ; increase <
advance the rent
intransitive verb 1. to move forward ; proceed <
an advancing army
2. to make progress ; increase <
advance in age
3. to rise in rank, position, or importance <
advance through the ranks
4. to rise in rate or price <
advancing wages
advancer noun Synonyms: 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
. II. noun Date: 1668 1. a moving forward 2. a. progress in development <
mistaking material advance for spiritual enrichment — H. J. Laski
b. a progressive step ; improvement <
an advance in medical technique
3. a rise in price, value, or amount 4. a first step or approach made <
her attitude discouraged all advances
5. a provision of something (as money or goods) before a return is received; also the money or goods supplied III. adjective Date: 1701 1. made, sent, or furnished ahead of time <
advance sales
2. going or situated before <
an advance party of soldiers
an advance guard

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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