verb (advanc, ing)
- A forward move.
- An amount of money or credit, especially given as a loan, or paid before it is due.
- (in plural) An opening approach or overture, especially of an unwelcome or sexual nature.
- To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.
- They . . . advanced their eyelids. "Shakespeare
- To raise to a higher rank; to promote.
- To accelerate the growth or progress; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten.
- to the ripening of fruit
- to one's interests
- To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show.
- to an argument
- To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.
- To furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due, or in aid of an enterprise; to supply beforehand.
- Merchants often money on a contract or on goods consigned to them.
- To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate.
- to the price of goods
- (intransitive) To move forwards, to approach.
- completed, Completed before need or a milestone event.
Etymology: From avancer (French: avancer), from 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.
- He made an payment on the prior shipment to show good faith.
- preceding, Preceding.
- The man came a month before the candidate.
- forward, Forward.
- The scouts found a site for an base.
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