advance

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ədˈvɑːns/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ædˈvæns/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ad vans, -väns)


Inflections of 'advance' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
advances
v 3rd person singular
advancing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
advanced
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
advanced
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Verb: move forward
Synonyms:
move forward, proceed , go forward, continue , press on, progress , make progress, go on, forge ahead, push ahead, push on, stride forward, move onward, move on, go forth, tear ahead, gain ground, speed on, make headway, step forward, come to the front, march on, get on
Antonyms:
reverse , retreat , regress, move backwards, recede, ebb , go in reverse, withdraw , stop , halt , stand still, hold position
Sense: Verb: cause to move forward
Synonyms:
launch , propel , drive , push , move , impel, force
Antonyms:
reverse , move backwards, withdraw , pull back, push back, stop , prevent , block
Sense: Verb: lend
Synonyms:
lend, loan , give upfront, provide with, furnish
Antonyms:
receive , take , garnish wages, work off, refuse , withhold
Sense: Verb: cultivate
Synonyms:
cultivate, encourage , forward , promote , further , foster
Sense: Verb: accelerate
Synonyms:
accelerate, speed up, quicken, fast track, dispatch , move up, hasten , boost, bring forward
Antonyms:
reverse , retreat , regress, move backwards, recede, go in reverse, withdraw , stop , halt , stand still, hold position, slow down, decelerate
Sense: Verb: promote
Synonyms:
promote , elevate, raise , upgrade
Antonyms:
discourage , hinder , inhibit, repress, suppress , hold back
Sense: Verb: propose
Synonyms:
propose , put forward, introduce , suggest , set forth, offer
Antonyms:
withdraw , refuse , deny , reject , dissuade, discourage , ignore
Sense: Noun: act of moving forward
Synonyms:
progression, motion , approach , progress , push , advancement , march
Antonyms:
retreat , recession , regression, ebb
Sense: Noun: improvement
Synonyms:
improvement , progress , enhancement , breakthrough , advancement , new development, stride
Antonyms:
setback , delay , failure , downfall , loss , retrogression
Sense: Noun: loan
Synonyms:
loan , advance payment, allowance , credit , prepaid expense, down payment, deposit
Antonyms:
back pay, owed wages, garnished wages
Sense: Noun: increase
Synonyms:
rise , increase , progress , boost, upswing, upturn
Antonyms:
recession , regression, decrease , downswing, downturn
Sense: Noun: suggestion - usually plural
Synonyms:
suggestion , approach , overture, proposal , proposition , pass (informal), come-on (slang), move (slang)
Antonyms:
refusal , denial , rejection , withdrawal
Sense: Adjective: with prior warning or notice
Synonyms:
prior , previous , early , beforehand

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