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To be or to provide an advantage to
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“He worked hard and strategically to advance his position within the firm.”
To furnish with, or cause to be present
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“She was going through a difficult time and asked if I could advance her some money.”
To make, or to have made, a claim
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To receive an advantage from
To move forward
“The enemy was there before them, and would advance with measured tread behind a wall of shields and pikes.”
To come or go near, or nearer to, in place or time
“Nathan Drake would advance cautiously towards the guards from behind, hoping not to draw their attention.”
To provide assistance, typically financially
“The billionaire would financially advance causes that were in line with his vision for the future.”
To make progress in development
“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 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.”
The process of becoming different
Plural for a forward movement
“The advance of the remaining Lannister army northward was led by Ser Jaime.”
Plural for a development or improvement
“Marketers consider the ability for software to make creepily accurate product recommendations a significant advance in artificial intelligence.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for an approach or proposal made to someone with the aim of opening negotiations or establishing a relationship
“He respected my wishes after I rejected his advances.”
Plural for an attack or assault
“They strategically decided to make their advance at midnight under the cover of darkness.”
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