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Adjective: advanced  ud'vãnst
  1. 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"
     
  2. Comparatively late in a course of development
    "the illness had reached an advanced stage"; "an advanced state of exhaustion"
     
  3. Ahead of the times
    "the advanced teaching methods"; "had advanced views on the subject";
    - forward-looking, innovative, modern, forward-thinking
     
  4. 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"
     
  5. Ahead in development; complex or intricate
    "advanced technology";
    - sophisticated
     
  6. Far along in time
    "a man of advanced age"; "advanced in years";
    - ripe
     
  7. (of societies) highly developed especially in technology or industry
    "advanced societies"; "an advanced country technologically"
     
  8. Situated ahead or going before
    "at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies";
    - advance, in advance
Verb: advance  ud'vãn(t)s
  1. Move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
    "Time advances";
    - progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on
     
  2. Bring forward for consideration or acceptance
    "advance an argument";
    - throw out
     
  3. Increase or raise
    "advance the voltage in an electrical circuit";
    - boost, supercharge
     
  4. Contribute to the progress or growth of
    "I am advancing the use of computers in the classroom";
    - promote, boost, further, encourage
     
  5. Cause to move forward
    - bring forward
     
  6. Obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
    - gain, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground
     
  7. Make progress in knowledge or status
    "He advanced well in school";
    - progress, come on, come along, get on, get along, shape up
     
  8. Become more developed and sophisticated
    "We are advancing technology every day"
     
  9. 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
     
  10. Pay in advance
    "Can you advance me some money?"
     
  11. Move forward
    "we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward";
    - set ahead
     
  12. Rise in rate or price
    "The stock market advanced 24 points today";
    - gain

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