- advance [adj] ahead in position or time beforehand, earlier, early, first, foremost, forward, in front, in the forefront, in the lead, leading, previously, prior; concepts 583,585,799 —Ant. after, behind advance [n1] forward movement advancement, headway, impetus, motion, progress, progression; concepts 152,208 —Ant. halt, hesitation, recession, stop, withdrawal advance [n2] improvement, progress in development advancement, amelioration, betterment, boost, break*, breakthrough, buildup, development, enrichment, furtherance, gain, go-ahead*, growth, headway, increase, progress, promotion, rise, step, up, upgrade, upping; concepts 700,704 —Ant. block, failure, impediment, recession, stagnation advance [n3] money given beforehand accommodation, allowance, bite*, credit, deposit, down payment, floater*, front money*, hike, increase, loan, prepayment, retainer, rise*, score, stake, take*, touch*; concepts 340,344 advance [v1] move something forward, often quickly accelerate, achieve, bring forward, come forward, conquer, continue ahead, continue on, dispatch, drive, elevate, forge ahead, gain ground, get ahead, get green light*, get there*, get with it*, go ahead, go forth, go forward, go great guns*, go places*, go to town*, hasten, launch, make headway, make the scene*, march, move on, move onward, move up, press on, proceed, progress, promote, propel, push ahead, push on, quicken, send forward, skyrocket*, speed, step forward, storm; concepts 152,208,704 —Ant. back down, halt, hesitate, recede, retreat, retrogress, stop, turn, withdraw, yield advance [v2] promote or propose an idea adduce, allege, ballyhoo, beat the drum for, benefit, boost, cite, encourage, foster, further, get ink for*, hype*, introduce, lay forward, make a pitch for*, offer, plug*, present, proffer, puff*, push, put forward, put on the map*, serve, set forth, splash, spot, submit, suggest, throw spotlight on*, urge; concepts 49,60,68 —Ant. hesitate, stop, withdraw advance [v3] give money beforehand furnish, lend, loan, pay, provide; concept 341 advance [v4] increase in amount, number, or position boost, break the bank*, develop, elevate, enlarge, get fat*, get rich*, grade, grow, hit pay dirt*, hit the jackpot*, improve, magnify, make a killing*, make out*, multiply, pan out*, prefer, prosper, raise, strike gold*, strike it rich*, thrive, up, upgrade, uplift; concepts 236,244,245 —Ant. decrease, take back, withdraw advance(s) [n4] desirous pursuit of someone approach, move, overture, proposal, proposition, suggestion; concepts 20,384 —Ant. disinterest, ignorance
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