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Adjective: advancing  ud'vãn(t)-sing
  1. Moving forward
    - forward, forward-moving
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: convey, progressive, set, travel

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: recede

Encyclopedia: Advance, NC