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Etymology

From Old French avancer (French: avancer), from Late Latin abante, from ab + ante ‘before’. The spelling with d was a mistake, a- being supposed to be from Latin ad. Avaunt is an earlier form of the same source-word.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to advance

Third person singular
advanc

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to advance (third-person singular simple present advanc, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.
    They . . . advanced their eyelids. —Shakespeare
  2. To raise to a higher rank; to promote.
  3. To accelerate the growth or progress; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten.
    to advance the ripening of fruit
    to advance one's interests
  4. To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show.
    to advance an argument
  5. To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.
  6. To furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due, or in aid of an enterprise; to supply beforehand.
    Merchants often advance money on a contract or on goods consigned to them.
  7. To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate.
    to advance the price of goods
  8. (intransitive) To move forwards, to approach.

Synonyms

To raise; elevate; exalt; aggrandize; improve; heighten; accelerate; allege; adduce; assign.

Derived terms

Translations

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Noun

Singular
advance

Plural
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  1. A forward move.
  2. An amount of money or credit, especially given as a loan, or paid before it is due.
  3. (in plural) An opening approach or overture, especially of an unwelcome or sexual nature.

Translations

Adjective

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Positive
advance

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Completed before need or a milestone event.
    He made an advance payment on the prior shipment to show good faith.
  2. Preceding.
    The advance man came a month before the candidate.
  3. Forward.
    The scouts found a site for an advance base.

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