1 move or put or push or go forward; approach:
Man has advanced the frontier of physical science. The battalion advanced towards the fort with guns blazing.
2 further, promote, forward, help, aid, abet, assist, benefit, improve; contribute to:
The terrorists' dynamiting of the school has done nothing to advance their cause.
3 go or move forward, move (onward), go on, proceed, get ahead:
As people advance in life, they acquire what is better than admiration - judgement.
4 hasten, accelerate, speed:
We have advanced the date of our departure from December to October.
5 move up, promote:
In less than a year, Mrs Leland has been advanced from supervisor to manager of the production department.
6 prepay, lend:
Could you advance me some money till pay-day?
7 progress, development, progress, forward movement; improvement, betterment; headway:
Who has done more for the advance of knowledge?
8 rise, increase, appreciation:
Any advance in prices at this time would reduce our sales.
9 prepayment, deposit; loan:
I cannot understand why George is always asking for an advance on his allowance.
10 in advance.
(a) beforehand, ahead (of time), before:
You will have to make reservations well in advance.
(b) before, in front (of), ahead (of), beyond:
The colonel rode in advance of the cavalry.
1 modern and highly developed
extremely, highly, very
a highly advanced economy
| fairly, quite, relatively | industrially, technically, technologically
2 at a late stage of development
far, greatly, well
The disease was too far advanced for doctors to operate.
| fairly, quite | further
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