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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  {Avaunt}.] 
  1.  To  bring  forward;  to  move  towards  the  van  or  front;  to 
  make  to  go  on 
 
  2.  To  raise;  to  elevate.  [Archaic] 
 
  They  .  .  .  advanced  their  eyelids.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  raise  to  a  higher  rank;  to  promote. 
 
  Ahasueres  .  .  .  advanced  him  and  set  his  seat  above 
  all  the  princes.  --Esther  iii. 
  1. 
 
  4.  To  accelerate  the  growth  or  progress;  to  further;  to 
  forward;  to  help  on  to  aid;  to  heighten;  as  to  advance 
  the  ripening  of  fruit;  to  advance  one's  interests. 
 
  5.  To  bring  to  view  or  notice;  to  offer  or  propose;  to  show 
  as  to  advance  an  argument. 
 
  Some  ne'er  advance  a  judgment  of  their  own  --Pope. 
 
  6.  To  make  earlier,  as  an  event  or  date;  to  hasten. 
 
  7.  To  furnish,  as  money  or  other  value,  before  it  becomes 
  due,  or  in  aid  of  an  enterprise;  to  supply  beforehand;  as 
  a  merchant  advances  money  on  a  contract  or  on  goods 
  consigned  to  him 
 
  8.  To  raise  to  a  higher  point;  to  enhance;  to  raise  in  rate; 
  as  to  advance  the  price  of  goods. 
 
  9.  To  extol;  to  laud.  [Obs.] 
 
  Greatly  advancing  his  gay  chivalry.  --Spenser. 
 
  Syn:  To  raise;  elevate;  exalt;  aggrandize;  improve;  heighten; 
  accelerate;  allege;  adduce;  assign. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  advancing 
  adj  1:  moving  ahead  or  toward  the  front;  "advancing  armies"  [ant:  {retreating}] 
  2:  moving  forward  [syn:  {forward},  {forward-moving}] 
  3:  that  are  flowing  inward;  "the  rising  tide  destroyed  their 
  sand  castle"  [syn:  {rising}] 




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