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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.”
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To come or go near, or nearer to, in place or time
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“Nathan Drake would advance cautiously towards the guards from behind, hoping not to draw their attention.”
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To strengthen in position
“He worked hard and strategically to advance his position within the firm.”
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To provide assistance, typically financially
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“The billionaire would financially advance causes that were in line with his vision for the future.”
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To make progress in development
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“The company's product would continue to advance over the years, always staying one step ahead of their competitors.”
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(of a process) To speed up
“Increasing the amount of heat will advance the cooking process.”
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(of a theory or suggestion) To put forward
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“Alex would advance his theory that chemicals in the water were negatively impacting the natural instincts of frogs.”
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To lend money to someone
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“She was going through a difficult time and asked if I could advance her some money.”
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To re-schedule at an earlier time or date
“Would it be possible to advance the time of our meeting by an hour?”
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(of a price or rate) To raise or increase
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“The bank would advance interest rates by half a percent.”
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To promote the use, sale, or acceptance of
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(lead to) To culminate or result in a particular event or consequence
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To assume or consider that something is true or correct
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To make an assertion without proof
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To develop or progress
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To confront through the use of military force
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To be in motion by moving one's feet in a slow and alternative manner
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To allow to be used by someone temporarily, on condition that it or its equivalent will be returned
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To move somewhere in a slow and steady way
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To offer a recommendation
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To strengthen or reaffirm in rank or position
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(of time) To elapse
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To be on the verge of transpiring, occurring or happening
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To enact or establish (a rule or law)
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(archaic) To bring or put into a condition of privilege
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Spill over
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To survive or manage, at least at a minimal level
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To fulfill a desire, demand or need
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To intrude, meddle, or trespass in others' affairs
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To bring (a place or people) to a stage of social and cultural development considered to be more advanced
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To make use of
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To arrange for the delivery of, especially by post
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To (attempt to) cause to appear great or greater
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To advance someone for a post or job, or for membership of a club
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To leave a place, often for another
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To function in an expected or specified manner
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To encourage or raise the spirits of
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To ask someone to do something in an urgent manner
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To earn through work or effort
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Press for political action
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To teach, train or educate in a given field
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To push suddenly or violently in a specified direction
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To commit someone or something to one's care