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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)

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.

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."