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  • situated ahead or going before
    • an advance party
    • at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies
  • being ahead of time or need
    • gave advance warning
    • was beforehand with her report
  • increase in price or value
    • the news caused a general advance on the stock market
  • an amount paid before it is earned
  • the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
  • a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
    • she rejected his advances
  • a change for the better; progress in development
  • a movement forward
    • he listened for the progress of the troops
  • rise in rate or price
    • The stock market gained 24 points today
  • move forward
    • we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward
  • pay in advance
    • Can you advance me some money?
  • give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    • John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired
    • Women tend not to advance in the major law firms
    • I got promoted after many years of hard work
  • develop further
    • We are advancing technology every day
  • develop in a positive way
    • He progressed well in school
    • My plants are coming along
    • Plans are shaping up
  • obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
    • The home team was gaining ground
    • After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference
  • cause to move forward
    • Can you move the car seat forward?
  • contribute to the progress or growth of
    • I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom
  • increase or raise
    • boost the voltage in an electrical circuit
  • bring forward for consideration or acceptance
    • advance an argument
  • move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
    • Time marches on
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