Definition of "advance" []

  • To cause to move forward: advance a chess piece. (verb-transitive)
  • To put forward; propose or suggest: advanced a novel theory during the seminar. (verb-transitive)
  • To aid the growth or progress of: advanced the cause of freedom. (verb-transitive)
  • To raise in rank; promote. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to occur sooner: advance a deadline by one week. (verb-transitive)
  • To go or bring forward in position (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To move (towards) in a threatening manner (verb)
  • To present for consideration; suggest (verb)
  • To bring or be brought to a further stage of development; improve; further (verb)
  • To cause (an event) to occur earlier (verb)
  • To supply (money, goods, etc) beforehand, either for a loan or as an initial payment (verb)
  • To increase (a price, value, rate of occurrence, etc) or (of a price, etc) to be increased (verb)
  • To improve one's position; be promoted (verb)
  • To promote in rank, status, or position (verb)
  • Forward movement; progress in time or space (noun)
  • Improvement; progress in development (noun)
  • The supplying of commodities or funds before receipt of an agreed consideration (noun)
  • The commodities or funds supplied in this manner (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A money payment made before it is legally due (noun)
  • A loan of money (noun)
  • An increase in price, value, rate of occurrence, etc (noun)
  • Forward in position or time (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "advance" in a sentence
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  • "How much I know in advance is largely dependent, I find, on the length of the work."
  • "- A $15 fee in advance is required for each story submission."