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advance

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)
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ad=vance
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18 in 18 verses (in OT : 12 in 12 verses) (in NT : 6 in 6 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

advancev. t. [OE. avancen, avauncen, F. avancer, fr. a supposed LL. abantiare; ab + ante (F. avant) before. The spelling with d was a mistake, a- being supposed to be fr. L. ad. See Avaunt.].
  •  To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To raise; to elevate.  [1913 Webster]
    "They . . . advanced their eyelids."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To raise to a higher rank; to promote.  [1913 Webster]
    "Ahasueres . . . advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show; as, to advance an argument.  [1913 Webster]
    "Some ne'er advance a judgment of their own."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate; as, to advance the price of goods.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To extol; to laud.  [1913 Webster]
    "Greatly advancing his gay chivalry."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To raise; elevate; exalt; aggrandize; improve; heighten; accelerate; allege; adduce; assign.
advancev. i. 
  •  To move or go forward; to proceed; as, he advanced to greet me.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To increase or make progress in any respect; as, to advance in knowledge, in stature, in years, in price.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To rise in rank, office, or consequence; to be preferred or promoted.  [1913 Webster]
    "Advanced to a level with ancient peers."  [1913 Webster]
advancen. [Cf. F. avance, fr. avancer. See Advance, v.].
  •  The act of advancing or moving forward or upward; progress.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Improvement or progression, physically, mentally, morally, or socially; as, an advance in health, knowledge, or religion; an advance in rank or office.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An addition to the price; rise in price or value; as, an advance on the prime cost of goods.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "[He] made the like advances to the dissenters."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "I shall, with pleasure, make the necessary advances."  [1913 Webster]
    "The account was made up with intent to show what advances had been made."  [1913 Webster]
In advance (a) In front; before. (b) Beforehand; before an equivalent is received. (c) In the state of having advanced money on account; as, A is in advance to B a thousand dollars or pounds.
advancea. 
     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.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

advance, v., n., & adj.
--v.
1 tr. & intr. move or put forward.
2 intr. make progress.
3 tr. a pay (money) before it is due. b lend (money).
4 tr. give active support to; promote (a person, cause, or plan).
5 tr. put forward (a claim or suggestion).
6 tr. cause (an event) to occur at an earlier date (advanced the meeting three hours).
7 tr. raise (a price).
8 intr. rise (in price).
9 tr. (as advanced adj.) a far on in progress (the work is well advanced). b ahead of the times (advanced ideas).
--n.
1 an act of going forward.
2 progress.
3 a payment made before the due time.
4 a loan.
5 (esp. in pl.; often foll. by to) an amorous or friendly approach.
6 a rise in price.
--attrib.adj. done or supplied beforehand (advance warning; advance copy).

Idiom
advanced (or advanced supplementary) level (in the UK) a GCE examination of a standard higher than ordinary level and GCSE. advance guard a body of soldiers preceding the main body of an army. advance on approach threateningly. in advance ahead in place or time.
Derivative
advancer n.
Etymology
ME f. OF avancer f. LL abante in front f. L ab away + ante before: (n.) partly through F avance

THESAURUS

advance

Brownian movement, Great Leap Forward, Wall Street loan, abet, accelerate, access, accession, accommodate with, accommodation, accomplishment, accost, accretion, accrual, accrue, accruement, acculturate, accumulate, accumulation, achieve success, act for, addition, adduce, advance, advance against, advance upon, advancement, advancing, advantage, advent, afflux, affluxion, aggrandize, aggrandizement, ahead of time, aid, air, allege, ameliorate, amelioration, amend, amendment, amplification, anabasis, angular motion, answer, appreciate, appreciation, approach, approaching, appropinquate, appropinquation, approximate, approximation, appulse, array, arrive, ascend, ascending, ascent, asking price, assert, assist, augmentation, avail, axial motion, back, back up, backflowing, backing, backward motion, balloon, ballooning, be a success, be instrumental, be right, bear down on, bear down upon, bear fruit, bear up, befit, befitting, before, beforehand, benefit, better, bettering, betterment, beyond, bid, bloat, bloating, bloom, blossom, blossoming, boom, boost, bowl, break bounds, break no bones, break through, breakthrough, breed, bring before, bring forward, bring on, bring to bear, bring up, broach, broaden, broadening, budge, buildup, bunt, butt, call loan, call money, career, change, change place, circle, cite, civilize, climb, climbing, close, close in, close with, collateral loan, come, come along, come closer, come forward, come near, come on, come through, come up, coming, coming near, coming toward, commend to attention, conduce to, confront, continue, contribute to, counterattack, course, cover ground, crescendo, current, cut a swath, decide, demand loan, deploy, deposit, descend, descending, descent, determine, develop, development, developmental change, do good, do no harm, do the trick, do well, downward motion, draw near, draw nigh, drift, driftage, drive, ebb, ebbing, edema, edify, educate, elaboration, elapse, elevate, elevation, emend, encounter, encourage, encroach, endure, enhance, enhancement, enjoy prosperity, enlargement, enlighten, ennoble, ennoblement, enrich, enrichment, eugenics, euthenics, evolute, evolution, evolutionary change, evolve, evolvement, evolving, exalt, exaltation, expansion, expedite, expediting, expedition, expire, explication, expose, extension, external loan, facilitate, facilitation, farewell, fatten, favor, feeler, fill the bill, fit, flank, flight, flit, float a loan, flood, flow, flow on, flower, flowering, flowing toward, flux, fly, foreign loan, forge ahead, forthcoming, forward, forward motion, forwardal, forwarding, foster, further, furtherance, furthering, gain, gain ground, gain strength, gain upon, gas, gather head, gather way, get ahead, get along, get on, get on swimmingly, get on well, get over, get there, glide, glorify, go, go ahead, go along, go around, go between, go by, go far, go fast, go forward, go on, go places, go round, go sideways, go straight, go too far, go up, go well, go-ahead, gradual change, graduate, graduation, greatening, grow, grow better, growth, gush, gyrate, hasten, have it made, headway, heighten, help, helping along, hike, imminence, immortalize, impel, improve, improve upon, improvement, in advance, in front of, increase, increment, infiltrate, inflation, influence, infringe, intensify, introduce, intrude, invade, invitation, irrupt, jump, kick upstairs, knight, knighting, know no bounds, lapse, lard, last, launch, launch an attack, lay, lay before, lay down, lead to, leap, lease-lend, lend, lend wings to, lend-lease, lending, lending at interest, lift, loan, loan-shark, loan-sharking, loaning, long-term loan, look up, magnify, make a breakthrough, make a motion, make a success, make an improvement, make an inroad, make for, make good, make good time, make head against, make headway, make it, make progress, make progress against, make strides, make the scene, make up leeway, march, march against, march upon, marshal, maturate, maturation, mature, mediate, meliorate, melioration, mellow, mend, mending, minister to, moneylending, moot, mount, mount an attack, mounting, move, move forward, move over, multiplication, multiply, narrow the gap, natural development, natural growth, near, nearing, nearness, negotiate a loan, nonviolent change, not come amiss, nurture, oblique motion, offer, offer a resolution, offering, oncoming, ongoing, onrush, onward course, open an offensive, open up, overstep, overstep the bounds, overture, pass, pass along, pass by, pass on, passage, passing, pay raise, pedal, perk up, pick up, pickup, plead, plunge, plunging, pole, policy loan, pose, posit, postulate, predicate, prefer, preferential treatment, preferment, preliminary approach, prepay, prepayment, present, presentation, press on, proceed, produce, productiveness, proffer, proficiency, profit, progress, progression, progressiveness, proliferate, proliferation, promote, promotion, propel, propose, proposition, propound, prosper, proximate, proximation, push, push forward, put forth, put forward, put it to, quicken, radial motion, raise, rally, random motion, recommend, recovery, redound to, refine upon, reflowing, refluence, reflux, reform, regress, regression, restoration, retrogress, retrogression, revival, ripen, ripening, rise, rising, roll, roll on, rolling, rolling on, rotate, row, run, run its course, run on, run out, run up, rush, rushing, secured loan, serve, set, set before, set forth, set forward, shape up, shift, shoot up, short-term loan, shove, show improvement, shunt, shylocking, sideward motion, sidle up to, sink, sinking, skyrocket, slide, slip, snowball, snowballing, soar, soaring, socialize, special treatment, speed, speeding, spin, spread, start, stem, step forward, step up, sternway, stir, straighten out, stream, strengthen, strike, submission, submit, subserve, subside, subsiding, succeed, suggest, suit the occasion, surge, sweep, sweep along, swell, swelling, take off, tentative approach, thrust, time loan, traject, trajet, transfigure, transform, transgress, travel, treadle, trend, trespass, troll, trundle, tumescence, turn out well, turn the scale, unsecured loan, up, upbeat, upgrade, upgrading, uplift, upping, upsurge, upswing, uptrend, upturn, upward mobility, upward motion, usurp, usury, wane, wax, waxing, way, whirl, widen, widening, work

ROGET THESAURUS

advance

Improvement

N improvement, amelioration, melioration, betterment, mend, amendment, emendation, mending, advancement, advance, ascent, promotion, preferment, elevation, increase, cultivation, civilization, culture, march of intellect, menticulture, race-culture, eugenics, reform, reformation, revision, radical reform, second thoughts, correction, limoe labor, refinement, elaboration, purification, oxidation, repair, recovery, revise, new edition, reformer, radical, improving, progressive, improved, better, better off, better for, all the better for, better advised, reformatory, emendatory, reparatory, remedial, corrigible, improvable, accultural, on consideration, on reconsideration, on second thoughts, on better advice, ad melius inquirendum, urbent latericiam invenit marmoream reliquit.

VB improve, be better, become better, get better, mend, amend, advance, ascend, increase, fructify, ripen, mature, pick up, come about, rally, take a favorable turn, turn over a new leaf, turn the corner, raise one's head, sow one's wild oats, recover, be better, be improved by, turn to right account, turn to good account, turn to best account, profit by, reap the benefit of, make good use of, make capital out of, place to good account, render better, improve, mend, amend, better, ameliorate, meliorate, correct, decrassify, improve upon, refine upon, rectify, enrich, mellow, elaborate, fatten, promote, cultivate, advance, forward, enhance, bring forward, bring on, foster, invigorate, touch up, rub up, brush up, furbish up, bolster up, vamp up, brighten up, warm up, polish, cook, make the most of, set off to advantage, prune, repair, put in order, review, revise, make corrections, make improvements, doctor, purify, relieve, refresh, infuse new blood into, recruit, reform, remodel, reorganize, new model, view in a new light, think better of, appeal from Philip drunk to Philip sober, palliate, mitigate, lessen an evil, improve, be better, become better, get better, mend, amend, advance, ascend, increase, fructify, ripen, mature, pick up, come about, rally, take a favorable turn, turn over a new leaf, turn the corner, raise one's head, sow one's wild oats, recover, be better, be improved by, turn to right account, turn to good account, turn to best account, profit by, reap the benefit of, make good use of, make capital out of, place to good account, render better, improve, mend, amend, better, ameliorate, meliorate, correct, decrassify, improve upon, refine upon, rectify, enrich, mellow, elaborate, fatten, promote, cultivate, advance, forward, enhance, bring forward, bring on, foster, invigorate, touch up, rub up, brush up, furbish up, bolster up, vamp up, brighten up, warm up, polish, cook, make the most of, set off to advantage, prune, repair, put in order, review, revise, make corrections, make improvements, doctor, purify, relieve, refresh, infuse new blood into, recruit, reform, remodel, reorganize, new model, view in a new light, think better of, appeal from Philip drunk to Philip sober, palliate, mitigate, lessen an evil.

Increase

VB increase, augment, add to, enlarge, dilate, grow, wax, get ahead, gain strength, advance, run up, shoot up, rise, ascend, sprout, aggrandize, raise, exalt, deepen, heighten, strengthen, intensify, enhance, magnify, redouble, aggravate, exaggerate, exasperate, exacerbate, add fuel to the flame, oleum addere camino, superadd, spread.

Aid

N aid, aidance, assistance, help, opitulation, succor, support, lift, advance, furtherance, promotion, coadjuvancy, patronage, championship, countenance, favor, interest, advocacy, sustentation, subvention, alimentation, nutrition, nourishment, eutrophy, manna in the wilderness, food, means, ministry, ministration, subministration, accommodation, relief, rescue, help at a dead lift, supernatural aid, deus ex machina, supplies, reinforcements, reenforcements, succors, contingents, recruits, support, adjunct, ally, aiding, auxiliary, adjuvant, helpful, coadjuvant, subservient, ministrant, ancillary, accessory, subsidiary, at one's beck, at one's beck and call, friendly, amicable, favorable, propitious, well-disposed, neighborly, obliging, with the aid, by the aid of, on behalf of, in behalf of, in aid of, in the service of, in the name of, in favor of, in furtherance of, on account of, for the sake of, on the part of, non obstante, Int, help!, save us!, to the rescue!, alterum alterius auxilio eget, God befriend us as our cause is just, at your service.

Success

N success, successfulness, speed, advance, trump card, hit, stroke, score, lucky hit, fortunate hit, good hit, good stroke, direct hit, bull's eye, goal, point, touchdown, home run, homer, hole-in-one, grand slam, killing, windfall bold stroke, master stroke, ten strike, coup de maitre, checkmate, half the battle, prize, profit, continued success, good fortune, time well spent, advantage over, upper hand, whip hand, ascendancy, mastery, expugnation, conquest, victory, subdual, subjugation, triumph, proficiency, conqueror, victor, winner, master of the situation, master of the position, top of the heap, king of the hill, achiever, success, success story, succeeding, successful, prosperous, triumphant, flushed with success, crowned with success, victorious, on top, set up, in the ascendant, unbeaten (beat), well-spent, felicitous, effective, in full swing, successfully, well flying colors, in triumph, swimmingly, a merveille, beyond all hope, to some purpose, to good purpose, to one's heart's content, veni vidi vici, the day being one's own, one's star in the ascendant, omne tulit punctum, bis vincit qui se vincit in victoria, cede repugnanti cedendo victor abibis, chacun est l'artisan de sa fortune, dies faustus, l'art de vaincre est celui de mepriser la mort, omnia vincit amor, love conquers all, peace hath her victories no less renowned than war, the race by vigor not by vaunts is won, vincit qui patitur, vincit qui se vincit, The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.

Course

VB elapse, lapse, flow, run, proceed, advance, pass, roll on, wear on, press on, flit, fly, slip, slide, glide, run its course, run out, expire, go by, pass by, be past.

Lending

N lending, loan, advance, accommodation, feneration, mortgage, second mortgage, home loan, investment, note, bond, commercial paper, mont de piete, pawnshop, my uncle's, lender, pawnbroker, money lender, usurer, loan shark, loaner (of item loaned), lending, lent, unborrowed &c (borrowed), in advance, on loan, on security.

VB lend, advance, accommodate with, lend on security, loan, pawn, intrust, invest, place out to interest, put out to interest, let, demise, lease, sett, underlet.

Progression

N progress, progression, progressiveness, advancing, advance, advancement, ongoing, flood, tide, headway, march, rise, improvement, advancing, progressive, profluent, advanced, forward, onward, forth, on, ahead, under way, en route for, on one's way, on the way, on the road, on the high road, on the road to, in progress, in mid progress, in transitu, vestigia nulla retrorsum, westward the course of empire takes its way.

VB advance, proceed, progress, get on, get along, get over the ground, gain ground, forge ahead, jog on, rub on, wag on, go with the stream, keep one's course, hold on one's course, go on, move on, come one, get on, pass on, push on, press on, go forward, move forward, come forward, get forward, pass forward, push forward, press forward, go forwards, move forwards, come forwards, get forwards, pass forwards, push forwards, press forwards, go ahead, move ahead, come ahead, get ahead, pass ahead, push ahead, press ahead, make one's way, work one's way, carve one's way, push one's way, force one's way, edge one's way, elbow one's way, make progress, make head, make way, make headway, make advances, make strides, make rapid strides, go ahead, shoot ahead, distance, make up leeway.

Affirmation

VB assert, make an assertion, have one's say, say, affirm, predicate, declare, state, protest, profess, put forth, put forward, advance, allege, propose, propound, enunciate, broach, set forth, hold out, maintain, contend, pronounce, pretend, depose, depone, aver, avow, avouch, asseverate, swear, make oath, take one's oath, make an affidavit, swear an affidavit, put in an affidavit, take one's Bible oath, kiss the book, vow, vitam impendere vero, swear till one is black in the face, swear till one is blue in the face, swear till all's blue, be sworn, call Heaven to witness, vouch, warrant, certify, assure, swear by bell book and candle, swear by, insist upon, take one's stand upon, emphasize, lay stress on, assert roundly, assert positively, lay down, lay down the law, raise one's voice, dogmatize, have the last word, rap out, repeat, reassert, reaffirm, announce, acknowledge, attest, adjure.


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