Synonyms of advance


1. progress, progression, advance, change of location, travel

usage: a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the troops"

2. improvement, betterment, advance, transformation, transmutation, shift

usage: a change for the better; progress in development

3. overture, advance, approach, feeler, suggestion, proposition, proffer

usage: a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances"

4. progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion, motion, movement, move

usage: the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)

5. advance, cash advance, sum, sum of money, amount, amount of money

usage: an amount paid before it is earned

6. advance, rise, increase, step-up

usage: increase in price or value; "the news caused a general advance on the stock market"


1. advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"

2. advance, throw out, propose, suggest, advise

usage: bring forward for consideration or acceptance; "advance an argument"

3. boost, advance, supercharge, increase

usage: increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"

4. promote, advance, boost, further, encourage, support, back up

usage: contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

5. advance, bring forward, move, displace

usage: cause to move forward; "Can you move the car seat forward?"

6. gain, advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground

usage: 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"

7. progress, come on, come along, advance, get on, get along, shape up, develop

usage: develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up"

8. advance, better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate

usage: develop further; "We are advancing technology every day"

9. promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate, delegate, designate, depute, assign

usage: 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"

10. advance, lend, loan

usage: pay in advance; "Can you advance me some money?"

11. advance, set ahead, set

usage: move forward; "we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward"

12. advance, gain, wax, mount, climb, rise

usage: rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today"


1. advance(prenominal), beforehand(predicate), early (vs. middle) (vs. late)

usage: being ahead of time or need; "gave advance warning"; "was beforehand with her report"

2. advance(prenominal), advanced(prenominal), in advance(predicate), front(prenominal) (vs. back)

usage: situated ahead or going before; "an advance party"; "at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies"

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Definition and meaning of advance (Dictionary)