Complete Definition of "advance"

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English

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

Pronunciation
IPA: WEAE [ædˈvænts] or [ɛd-], US [əd.væn(t)s], UK [əd.vɑn(t)s]
audio|en-us-advance.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɑːns|-ɑːns

Verb
en-verb|advanc|ing

  1. To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.

#: They . . . advanced their eyelids. —Shakespeare

  1. To raise to a higher rank; to promote.
  2. 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

  1. To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show.

#: to advance an argument

  1. To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.
  2. 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.

  1. To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate.

#: to advance the price of goods

  1. intransitive To move forwards, to approach.

Translations
trans-top|to bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on
Finnish: siirtää eteenpäin
trans-mid
Kurdish: KUchar|پێشکه‌وتن
Polish: przesunąć
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trans-top|to raise to a higher rank; to promote
Finnish: ylentää, antaa ylennys
German: aufsteigen
trans-mid
Polish: podnieść
Kurdish: KUchar|پێشکه‌وتن
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trans-top|to accelerate the growth or progress; to further; to forward
Finnish: t-|fi|edistää, t-|fi|kiihdyttää
trans-mid
Polish: przyspieszyć
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trans-top|to bring to view or notice; to offer or propose
Finnish: t+|fi|esittää
trans-mid
Polish: zaproponować, zaoferować
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trans-top|to make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten
Finnish: t-|fi|aikaistaa
trans-mid
Kurdish: KUchar|پێشخستن
Polish: przyspieszyć
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trans-top|to furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due
Finnish: antaa/maksaa ennakko|ennakkoa
Polish: wypłacić
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|to raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate
Finnish: t+|fi|korottaa
trans-mid
Kurdish: KUchar|پێشکه‌وتن
Polish: zwiększać
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trans-top|to move forwards, to approach
Albanian: avancoj, përparoj
Finnish: t+|fi|edetä, t+|fi|lähestyä
French: t+|fr|avancer
trans-mid
German: t+|de|vorrücken
Japanese: 進む (susumu)
Old English: t-|ang|wadan|xs=Old English
Polish: przyspieszyć
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checktrans-top
ttbc|Albanian: avancoj, përparoj
ttbc|French: avancer
ttbc|Hebrew: קידם (qidem)
ttbc|Slovak: pokročilý
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Synonyms
To raise; elevate; exalt; aggrandize; improve; heighten; accelerate; allege; adduce; assign.

Derived terms
advancement

Noun
en-noun

  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
trans-top|forward move
Albanian: avancim, përparim
German: t+|de|Fortschritt|m
Finnish: edistysaskel
French: t-|fr|avancée|f, t+|fr|progression|f
Hebrew: התקדמות (hitqadmut) f
trans-mid
Italian: t+|it|avanzata|f
Maltese: t-|mt|avanzatt|m|xs=Maltese
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trans-top|amount of money
Albanian: t+|sq|avancë|xs=Albanian
Croatian: t+|hr|akontacija|f, t-|hr|predujam|m
Dutch: voorschot
Finnish: t+|fi|ennakko, t-|fi|ennakkomaksu
French: t+|fr|avance|f
German: t+|de|Vorschuss|m
trans-mid
Italian: t+|it|avanzo|m
Maltese: t-|mt|avanza|xs=Maltese
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trans-top|opening approach
Finnish: lähestyminen, iskuyritys
trans-mid
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Adjective
en-adj

  1. completed|Completed before need or a milestone event.

#: He made an advance payment on the prior shipment to show good faith.

  1. preceding|Preceding.

#: The advance man came a month before the candidate.

  1. forward|Forward.

#: The scouts found a site for an advance base.

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