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To move forward
“The enemy was there before them, and would advance with measured tread behind a wall of shields and pikes.”
To move closer to
“Nathan Drake would advance cautiously towards the guards from behind, hoping not to draw their attention.”
To strengthen in position
“He worked hard and strategically to advance his position within the firm.”
To provide assistance, typically financially
“The billionaire would financially advance causes that were in line with his vision for the future.”
To make progress
“The company's product would continue to advance over the years, always staying one step ahead of their competitors.”
(of a process) To speed up
“Increasing the amount of heat will advance the cooking process.”
(of a theory or suggestion) To put forward
“Alex would advance his theory that chemicals in the water were negatively impacting the natural instincts of frogs.”
To lend money to someone
“She was going through a difficult time and asked if I could advance her some money.”
To re-schedule at an earlier time or date
“Would it be possible to advance the time of our meeting by an hour?”
(of a price or rate) To raise or increase
“The bank would advance interest rates by half a percent.”
A forward movement
“The advance of the remaining Lannister army northward was led by Ser Jaime.”
A development or improvement
“Marketers consider the ability for software to make creepily accurate product recommendations a significant advance in artificial intelligence.”
An increase in amount or price
“Citizens were enraged at the advance in the nation's carbon tax and took to the streets in protest.”
Money paid before it is due
“She was given a significant advance by the publishers who were eager for her to write her tell-all autobiography.”
(usually used in plural form "advances") An amorous approach or proposition
“He respected my wishes after I rejected his advances.”
An attack or assault
“They strategically decided to make their advance at midnight under the cover of darkness.”
Performed or supplied before a given or expected date
“Please give me an advance indication of when the repairman will arrive.”
Performed or supplied at an initial stage
“The president sent an advance party of delegates to the summit before his arrival.”
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