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Dictionary definition for: Advance

1. (n) a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the troops"

2. (v) move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"

3. (n) a change for the better; progress in development

4. (v) bring forward for consideration or acceptance; "advance an argument"

5. (n) a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances"

6. (v) increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"

7. (n) the act of moving forward toward a goal

8. (v) contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

9. (n) an amount paid before it is earned

10. (v) cause to move forward; "Can you move the car seat forward?"

11. (n) increase in price or value; "the news caused a general advance on the stock market"

12. (v) 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"

13. (v) develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school" "My plants are coming along" "Plans are shaping up"

14. (v) develop further; "We are advancing technology every day"

15. (v) 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"

16. (v) pay in advance; "Can you advance me some money?"

17. (v) move forward; "we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward"

18. (v) rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today"

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