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ADVANCE

(noun, adj.sat, verb, adj.)

Definitions

There are 23 meanings of the word Advance.

How to pronounce advance:

US

Advance - as a noun

A movement forward

Example: "He listened for the progress of the troops"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
progress11progression14
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
change of locationtravel9
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

A tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others

Example: "She rejected his advances"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
approach17feeler9overture11

The act of moving forward (as toward a goal)

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
advancement19forward motiononward motionprocession14progress11progression14
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
motion8move9movement15
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)
Antonyms (Opposite Meaning)
retreat7

An amount paid before it is earned

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
cash advance

Increase in price or value

Example: "The news caused a general advance on the stock market"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
rise4

Advance - as an adjective satellite

Being ahead of time or need

Example: "Gave advance warning"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
beforehand19

Situated ahead or going before

Example: "An advance party"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
advanced15in advance

Advance - as a verb

Bring forward for consideration or acceptance

Example: "Advance an argument"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
throw out

Increase or raise

Example: "Boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
boost7supercharge19

Contribute to the progress or growth of

Example: "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
boost7encourage12further13promote11
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
back upsupport11
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Cause to move forward

Example: "Can you move the car seat forward?"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
bring forward
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
displace13move9
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)
Antonyms (Opposite Meaning)
back12

Obtain advantages, such as points, etc.

Example: "The home team was gaining ground"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
gain5gain groundget aheadmake headwaypull aheadwin6
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Develop in a positive way

Example: "He progressed well in school"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
come alongget alongget onprogress11
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
develop13
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Develop further

Example: "We are advancing technology every day"

Give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

Example: "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
elevate10kick upstairspromote11raise5upgrade11
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
assign7delegate10depute9designate11
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Pay in advance

Example: "Can you advance me some money?"

Move forward

Example: "We have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
set ahead

Rise in rate or price

Example: "The stock market gained 24 points today"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
gain5

Advance - as an adjective

Completed before necessary or a milestone event.

Example: "He made an advance payment on the prior shipment to show good faith."

Preceding

Example: "The advance man came a month before the candidate."

Forward

Example: "The scouts found a site for an advance base."

Example Sentences

"He made a significant advance in the field of medicine."
"The team made an early advance in the soccer game."
"She received an advance on her salary to cover the unexpected expenses."
"The army launched a surprise advance on the enemy's positions."
"The scientific community celebrated the latest advance in technology."
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Word Game Points

Is ADVANCE a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, advance is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

ADVANCE has a SCRABBLE points total of 13.

Is ADVANCE a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, advance is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
ADVANCE has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 16.

Is ADVANCE a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, advance is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
ADVANCE has a WORDFEUD points total of 14.

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