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Synonym of Advancing

WordNet 2.0

1. moving ahead or toward the front; "advancing armies"
(antonym) retreating
(similar) forward, onward
2. moving forward
(synonym) forward, forward-moving
(similar) progressive


1. a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the troops"
(synonym) progress, progression
(hypernym) change of location, travel
(hyponym) headway, head
(derivation) progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on
2. a change for the better; progress in development
(synonym) improvement, betterment
(hypernym) transformation, transmutation, shift
(hyponym) revival, resurgence, revitalization, revitalisation, revivification
(derivation) promote, boost, further, encourage
3. a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances"
(synonym) overture, approach, feeler
(hypernym) suggestion, proposition, proffer
4. the act of moving forward toward a goal
(synonym) progress, progression, procession, advancement, forward motion, onward motion
(hypernym) motion, movement, move
(hyponym) push
(derivation) progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on
5. an amount paid before it is earned
(synonym) cash advance
(hypernym) sum, sum of money, amount, amount of money
6. increase in price or value; "the news caused a general advance on the stock market"
(synonym) rise
(hypernym) increase, step-up
(derivation) gain

1. move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"
(synonym) progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on
(antonym) recede, fall back, retire
(hypernym) travel, go, move, locomote
(hyponym) forge
(derivation) progress, progression, procession, advancement, forward motion, onward motion
2. bring forward for consideration or acceptance; "advance an argument"
(synonym) throw out
(hypernym) propose, suggest, advise
3. increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"
(synonym) boost, supercharge
(hypernym) increase
4. contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
(synonym) promote, boost, further, encourage
(hypernym) support, back up
(hyponym) connive at, wink at
(derivation) improvement, betterment
5. cause to move forward; "Can you move the car seat forward?"
(synonym) bring forward
(antonym) back
(hypernym) move, displace
(hyponym) nose
(derivation) progress, progression, procession, advancement, forward motion, onward motion
6. obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; "The home team was gaining ground"; "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference"
(synonym) gain, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground
(hyponym) steal
7. develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up"
(synonym) progress, come on, come along, get on, get along, shape up
(hypernym) develop
(hyponym) climb
(derivation) improvement, betterment
8. develop further; "We are advancing technology every day"
(hypernym) better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
(derivation) advancement, progress
9. give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "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"
(synonym) promote, upgrade, kick upstairs, raise, elevate
(hypernym) delegate, designate, depute, assign
(hyponym) tenure
(derivation) promotion, furtherance, advancement
10. pay in advance; "Can you advance me some money?"
(hypernym) lend, loan
(derivation) cash advance
11. move forward; "we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward"
(synonym) set ahead
(hypernym) set
12. rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today"
(synonym) gain
(hypernym) wax, mount, climb, rise
(derivation) rise

1. being ahead of time or need; "gave advance warning"; "was beforehand with her report"
(synonym) advance(a), beforehand(p)
(similar) early
2. situated ahead or going before; "an advance party"; "at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies"
(synonym) advance(a), advanced(a), in advance(p)
(similar) front(a)

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