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1 advance /ədˈvæns/ Brit /ədˈvɑːns/ verb
advances; advanced; advancing
1 advance
/ədˈvæns/ Brit /ədˈvɑːns/
verb
advances; advanced; advancing
Learner's definition of ADVANCE
[no object] : to move forward
[+ object] : to move (someone or something) forward
[no object] : to go forward : to make progress
: to continue in a process of development, aging, etc.
: to increase in amount or rate
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object]
: to help the progress of (something)
: to cause or help (something) to go forward or continue
: to make (something) higher or better : to cause improvement to (something)
[+ object] : to raise (someone) to a higher rank or position
[no object] : to rise to a higher rank or position
[+ object] : to give money to someone as a loan or before the usual time
[+ object] : to suggest or propose (something) for consideration or acceptance
[+ object]
: to cause (something) to occur more quickly
: to make (something) earlier

— advancer

noun, plural advancers [count]
2 advance /ədˈvæns/ Brit /ədˈvɑːns/ noun
plural advances
2 advance
/ədˈvæns/ Brit /ədˈvɑːns/
noun
plural advances
Learner's definition of ADVANCE
: forward movement
[noncount]
[count]
: progress in the development or improvement of something
[count]
[noncount]
[count] : a rise in price, value, or amount
[count] : the act of speaking to someone in an effort to start a sexual relationship usually plural
[count] : money given to someone as a loan or before the usual time of payment

in advance

: before something happens
: before a future event or time
often + of
3 advance /ədˈvæns/ Brit /ədˈvɑːns/ adjective
3 advance
/ədˈvæns/ Brit /ədˈvɑːns/
adjective
Learner's definition of ADVANCE
always used before a noun
: made, sent, or provided at an early time
: going or placed before others
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