[verb] bring forward for consideration or acceptance; "advance an argument" Synonyms: throw out
[verb] increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit" Synonyms: boost, supercharge
[verb] contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom" Synonyms: promote, boost, further, encourage
[verb] cause to move forward; "Can you move the car seat forward?" Synonyms: bring forward
[verb] 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" Synonyms: gain, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground
[verb] develop further; "We are advancing technology every day"
[verb] 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" Synonyms: promote, upgrade, kick upstairs, raise, elevate
[verb] pay in advance; "Can you advance me some money?"
[verb] move forward; "we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward" Synonyms: set ahead
[verb] rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today" Synonyms: gain
[adjective] being ahead of time or need; "gave advance warning"; "was beforehand with her report" Synonyms: beforehand
[adjective] situated ahead or going before; "an advance party"; "at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies" Synonyms: in