- 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"
WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
- 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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