Adjective: advanced ud'vãnst
Verb: advance ud'vãn(t)s
- Farther along in physical or mental development
"the child's skeletal age was classified as 'advanced'"; "children in the advanced classes in elementary school read far above grade average"
- Comparatively late in a course of development
"the illness had reached an advanced stage"; "an advanced state of exhaustion"
- Ahead of the times
"the advanced teaching methods"; "had advanced views on the subject";
- forward-looking, innovative, modern, forward-thinking
- At a higher level in training, knowledge or skill
"an advanced degree"; "an advanced text in physics"; "special seminars for small groups of advanced students at the University"
- Ahead in development; complex or intricate
- Far along in time
"a man of advanced age"; "advanced in years";
- (of societies) highly developed especially in technology or industry
"advanced societies"; "an advanced country technologically"
- Situated ahead or going before
"at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies";
- advance, in advance
- Move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
- progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on
- Bring forward for consideration or acceptance
"advance an argument";
- throw out
- Increase or raise
"advance the voltage in an electrical circuit";
- boost, supercharge
- Contribute to the progress or growth of
"I am advancing the use of computers in the classroom";
- promote, boost, further, encourage
- Cause to move forward
- bring forward
- Obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
- gain, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground
- Make progress in knowledge or status
"He advanced well in school";
- progress, come on, come along, get on, get along, shape up
- Become more developed and sophisticated
"We are advancing technology every day"
- Give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
"Women tend not to advance in the major law firms";
- promote, upgrade, kick upstairs, raise, elevate
- Pay in advance
"Can you advance me some money?"
- Move forward
"we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward";
- set ahead
- Rise in rate or price
"The stock market advanced 24 points today";
See also: civilised [Brit], civilized, front, high, high-tech, hi-tech, late, later, precocious, progressive
Type of: advise, ameliorate, amend, assign, back up, better, climb, delegate, depute, designate, develop, displace, go, improve, increase, lend, loan, locomote, meliorate, mend, mount, move, propose, rise, set, suggest, support, travel, wax
Antonym: back, recede
Encyclopedia: Advance, NC