Synonyms for (noun) advance

Synonyms: forward motion, procession, progress, progression, onward motion, advance, advancement

Definition: the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)

Similar words: motion, move, movement

Definition: the act of changing location from one place to another

Usage: police controlled the motion of the crowd; the movement of people from the farms to the cities; his move put him directly in my path


Synonyms: rise, advance

Definition: increase in price or value

Usage: the news caused a general advance on the stock market

Similar words: step-up, increase

Definition: the act of increasing something

Usage: he gave me an increase in salary


Synonyms: overture, feeler, approach, advance

Definition: a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others

Usage: she rejected his advances

Similar words: proposition, proffer, suggestion

Definition: a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection

Usage: it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse


Synonyms: betterment, advance, improvement

Definition: a change for the better; progress in development

Similar words: shift, transformation, transmutation

Definition: a qualitative change


Synonyms: advance, progress, progression

Definition: a movement forward

Usage: he listened for the progress of the troops

Similar words: change of location, travel

Definition: a movement through space that changes the location of something


Synonyms: cash advance, advance

Definition: an amount paid before it is earned

Similar words: sum, sum of money, amount, amount of money

Definition: a quantity of money

Usage: he borrowed a large sum; the amount he had in cash was insufficient

Synonyms for (verb) advance

Synonyms: gain, advance

Definition: rise in rate or price

Usage: The stock market gained 24 points today

Similar words: climb, wax, mount, rise

Definition: go up or advance

Usage: Sales were climbing after prices were lowered


Synonyms: advance, get along, get on, progress, come along, come on, shape up

Definition: develop in a positive way

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

Similar words: develop

Definition: grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

Usage: A flower developed on the branch; The country developed into a mighty superpower; The embryo develops into a fetus; This situation has developed over a long time


Synonyms: boost, supercharge, advance

Definition: increase or raise

Usage: boost the voltage in an electrical circuit

Similar words: increase

Definition: make bigger or more

Usage: The boss finally increased her salary; The university increased the number of students it admitted


Synonyms: advance

Definition: develop further

Usage: We are advancing technology every day

Similar words: meliorate, improve, ameliorate, amend, better

Definition: to make better

Usage: The editor improved the manuscript with his changes


Synonyms: advance, throw out

Definition: bring forward for consideration or acceptance

Usage: advance an argument

Similar words: advise, suggest, propose

Definition: make a proposal, declare a plan for something

Usage: the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax


Synonyms: go on, advance, march on, progress, move on, pass on

Definition: move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

Usage: Time marches on

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: advance, bring forward

Definition: cause to move forward

Usage: Can you move the car seat forward?

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: advance, set ahead

Definition: move forward

Usage: we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward

Similar words: set

Definition: set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly

Usage: set clocks or instruments


Synonyms: advance

Definition: pay in advance

Usage: Can you advance me some money?

Similar words: loan, lend

Definition: give temporarily; let have for a limited time

Usage: I will lend you my car; loan me some money


Synonyms: upgrade, raise, promote, elevate, kick upstairs, advance

Definition: give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

Usage: 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

Similar words: delegate, depute, designate, assign

Definition: give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)


Synonyms: boost, advance, encourage, further, promote

Definition: contribute to the progress or growth of

Usage: I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom

Similar words: back up, support

Definition: give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to

Usage: She supported him during the illness; Her children always backed her up

Synonyms for (adjective) advance

Synonyms: in advance, advance, advanced

Definition: situated ahead or going before

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

Similar words: front

Definition: relating to or located in the front

Usage: the front lines; the front porch


Synonyms: advance, beforehand

Definition: being ahead of time or need

Usage: gave advance warning; was beforehand with her report

Similar words: early

Definition: at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time

Usage: early morning; an early warning; early diagnosis; an early death; took early retirement; an early spring; early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties