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Definition of Advance

Advance

  1. To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.
  2. To raise; to elevate.
  3. To raise to a higher rank; to promote.
  4. To accelerate the growth or progress; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten; as, to advance the ripening of fruit; to advance one's interests.
  5. To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show; as, to advance an argument.
  6. To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.
  7. To furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due, or in aid of an enterprise; to supply beforehand; as, a merchant advances money on a contract or on goods consigned to him.
  8. To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate; as, to advance the price of goods.
  9. To extol; to laud.
  10. To move or go forward; to proceed; as, he advanced to greet me.
  11. To increase or make progress in any respect; as, to advance in knowledge, in stature, in years, in price.
  12. To rise in rank, office, or consequence; to be preferred or promoted.
  13. The act of advancing or moving forward or upward; progress.
  14. Improvement or progression, physically, mentally, morally, or socially; as, an advance in health, knowledge, or religion; an advance in rank or office.
  15. An addition to the price; rise in price or value; as, an advance on the prime cost of goods.
  16. The first step towards the attainment of a result; approach made to gain favor, to form an acquaintance, to adjust a difference, etc.; an overture; a tender; an offer; -- usually in the plural.
  17. A furnishing of something before an equivalent is received (as money or goods), towards a capital or stock, or on loan; payment beforehand; the money or goods thus furnished; money or value supplied beforehand.
  18. Before in place, or beforehand in time; -- used for advanced; as, an advance guard, or that before the main guard or body of an army; advance payment, or that made before it is due; advance proofs, advance sheets, pages of a forthcoming volume, received in advance of the time of publication.

Advance Quotations

I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all.
Alexis de Tocqueville

Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.
Brian Tracy

No great advance has been made in science, politics, or religion without controversy.
Lyman Beecher

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.
Winston Churchill

The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and to advance the kind of science, math and technology education that will help youngsters take us to the next phase of space travel.
John Glenn
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Advance Translations

advance in Afrikaans is naderkom
advance in Dutch is gaan naar, aanpakken, genaken, naderen
advance in German is Fortschritt, fortschreiten
advance in Italian is anticipo, avanzare, avvicinarse, avanzamento
advance in Latin is progressus, prodeo, progressio, progredior
advance in Spanish is avance, adelanto, acercarse
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