advance
{{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}}
noun
1 forward movement
ADJECTIVE
rapid
Allied, British, German, etc.
VERB + ADVANCE
make

The regiment made an advance on the enemy lines.

order

The general ordered an advance to the front line.

halt, resist, stop
PREPOSITION
advance on

the advance on Madrid

advance to, advance towards/toward

the Russian advance towards/toward Berlin

2 development
ADJECTIVE
big, considerable, dramatic, enormous, great, spectacular, substantial, tremendous

Hindu science made great advances in astronomy and mathematics.

important, major, notable, remarkable, significant

Recent years have seen significant advances in our understanding of the human genome.

rapid, steady

rapid advances in science and technology

recent
economic, educational, medical, political, scientific, social, technical, technological

The design incorporates the most recent technological advances.

theoretical
VERB + ADVANCE
make

We need more money if we are to make any further advances in this area of science.

PREPOSITION
advance in

two major advances in medical science

advance on

an advance on the existing techniques

advance towards/toward

an advance towards/toward a better understanding of God

3 money
ADJECTIVE
large
cash
VERB + ADVANCE
give, pay

The publishers have paid me an advance.

get, receive
PREPOSITION
advance of

an advance of $10 000

advance on

He was paid £5 000 as an advance on royalties.

4 advances sexual
ADJECTIVE
amorous (humorous), sexual
VERB + ADVANCES
make

He made amorous advances to one of his students.

PREPOSITION
advance to
{{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}}
verb
1 move forward
ADVERB
quickly, rapidly
cautiously, slowly
PREPOSITION
from

troops advancing from the south

into

The troops advanced into central Europe.

on, upon

The army advanced on the capital.

towards/toward

He advanced towards/toward me in aggressive style.

2 develop
ADVERB
considerably, greatly, significantly
rapidly
PREPOSITION
beyond

Society needs to advance beyond prejudice and superstition.

Advance is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑army, ↑rebel, ↑tank, ↑technology, ↑troops
Advance is used with these nouns as the object: ↑agenda, ↑argument, ↑career, ↑cause, ↑concept, ↑explanation, ↑frontier, ↑interest, ↑knowledge, ↑plot, ↑profession, ↑proposition, ↑science, ↑theory, ↑thesis, ↑understanding, ↑view
{{Roman}}III.{{/Roman}}
adj.
Advance is used with these nouns: ↑booking, ↑copy, ↑directive, ↑guard, ↑notice, ↑notification, ↑order, ↑party, ↑payment, ↑planning, ↑preparation, ↑publicity, ↑purchase, ↑registration, ↑ticket, ↑warning

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Advance — steht für: Advance Bank, ein ehemaliges Kreditinstitut USS Advance, ein US Kreuzer Advance Publications, ein US Unternehmen Advance (Gleitschirmhersteller), ein Schweizer Gleitschirmhersteller Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Advance (Arkansas)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • advance — ad·vance 1 vt ad·vanced, ad·vanc·ing: to supply or provide ahead of time: as a: to give (a gift) by way of or as an advancement b: to supply (as money) beforehand in expectation of repayment or other future adjustment advance 2 n: a provision of… …   Law dictionary

  • advance — vb 1 Advance, promote, forward, further all mean to move or put ahead, but they come into comparison chiefly when they imply help in moving or putting (something) ahead. Advance usually implies effective assistance, as in hastening a process {the …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • advance — 1. advance, advanced. The meanings are different, advance being a noun used attributively or as a modifier to mean ‘placed in advance; going before’, as in advance copy, advance guard, advance payment, etc., whereas advanced means ‘far on in… …   Modern English usage

  • Advance — may refer to: *Advance, an offensive push in sports, games, thoughts or military combat *Advance payment for goods or services *USS Advance , the name of several ships in the United States Navy *Game Boy Advance, one generation of Nintendo s Game …   Wikipedia

  • 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 …   New thesaurus

  • advance — [ad vans′, ədvans′] vt. advanced, advancing [ME avancen < OFr avancer, to forward < VL * abantiare < L ab , from + ante, before: sp. ad by assoc. with L ad, to, forward] 1. to bring forward; move forward [to advance a chessman] 2. to… …   English World dictionary

  • Advance — Ad*vance , n. [Cf. F. avance, fr. avancer. See {Advance}, v.] 1. The act of advancing or moving forward or upward; progress. [1913 Webster] 2. Improvement or progression, physically, mentally, morally, or socially; as, an advance in health,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Advance — Ad*vance , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Advanced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Advancing}(#).] [OE. avancen, avauncen, F. avancer, fr. a supposed LL. abantiare; ab + ante (F. avant) before. The spelling with d was a mistake, a being supposed to be fr. L. ad. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Advance — Ad*vance , a. Before in place, or beforehand in time; used for advanced; as, an advance guard, or that before the main guard or body of an army; advance payment, or that made before it is due; advance proofs, advance sheets, pages of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Advance — Студийный альбом LFO …   Википедия

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”