Textual thesaurus for "advance"

(adj) in advance, advanced

situated ahead or going before

an advance party; at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies

(adj) beforehand

being ahead of time or need

gave advance warning; was beforehand with her report

(noun) forward motion, procession, progress, progression, onward motion, advancement

the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)

(noun) rise

increase in price or value

the news caused a general advance on the stock market

(noun) overture, feeler, approach

a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others

she rejected his advances

(noun) betterment, improvement

a change for the better; progress in development

(noun) progress, progression

a movement forward

he listened for the progress of the troops

(noun) cash advance

an amount paid before it is earned

(verb) gain

rise in rate or price

The stock market gained 24 points today

(verb) get along, get on, progress, come along, come on, shape up

develop in a positive way

He progressed well in school; My plants are coming along; Plans are shaping up

(verb) boost, supercharge

increase or raise

boost the voltage in an electrical circuit

(verb) throw out

bring forward for consideration or acceptance

advance an argument

(verb) make headway, win, pull ahead, get ahead, gain, gain ground

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

(verb) go on, march on, progress, move on, pass on

move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

Time marches on

(verb) bring forward

cause to move forward

Can you move the car seat forward?

(verb) set ahead

move forward

we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward

(verb) upgrade, raise, promote, elevate, kick upstairs

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

(verb) boost, encourage, further, promote

contribute to the progress or growth of

I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom