Synonyms of advance in English:

advance


See definition of advance

verb

1‘the battalion advanced on Rawlinson's orders’

SYNONYMS

move forward, proceed, move along, press on, push on, push forward, make progress, make headway, forge on, forge ahead, gain ground, approach, come closer, move closer, move nearer, draw nearer, near

dated draw nigh

ANTONYMS

retreat

2‘the court may advance the date of the hearing’

SYNONYMS

bring forward, put forward, move forward, make earlier

ANTONYMS

postpone

3‘their firm was to be advanced at the expense of others’

SYNONYMS

promote, further, forward, help, aid, assist, facilitate, boost, strengthen, improve, make better, benefit, foster, cultivate, encourage, support, back

ANTONYMS

impede, hinder

4‘our technology has advanced in the last few years’

SYNONYMS

progress, make progress, make headway, develop, improve, become better, thrive, flourish, prosper, mature

evolve, make strides, move ahead, get ahead

informal go places, get somewhere

5‘they advanced a claim of imperial sovereignty’

SYNONYMS

put forward, present, come up with, submit, suggest, propose, introduce, put up, offer, proffer, adduce, moot

ANTONYMS

retract

6‘he had inadequate funds but a relative advanced him some money’

SYNONYMS

lend, loan, credit, pay in advance, supply on credit

pay out, put up, come up with, contribute, give, donate, hand over

informal dish out, shell out, fork out, cough up

British informal sub

ANTONYMS

borrow

7‘they apologized for advancing the subscription to one guinea per copy’


noun

1‘alarm over the advance of the aggressors was spreading’

SYNONYMS

progress, headway, moving forward, forward movement

approach, nearing, coming, arrival

2‘the treatment would be a significant medical advance’

SYNONYMS

breakthrough, development, step forward, step in the right direction, leap, quantum leap, find, finding, discovery, invention, success

headway, progress, advancement, evolution, improvement, betterment, furtherance

3‘the bank was engaged in the task of restraining the pound's advance’

SYNONYMS

increase, rise, upturn, upsurge, upswing, growth, boom, boost, elevation, escalation, augmentation

informal hike

4‘the writer is going to be given a huge advance’

SYNONYMS

down payment, advance against royalty, deposit, retainer, prepayment, front money, money up front

5usually advances‘my tutor made unwelcome sexual advances to me in his office’

SYNONYMS

sexual approaches, overtures, moves

a pass, proposal, proposition, offer, suggestion, appeal

informal come-on


adjective

1‘an advance party of settlers’

SYNONYMS

preliminary, leading, forward, foremost, at the fore, sent ahead, sent on ahead, first, exploratory, explorative, pilot, vanguard, test, trial

2‘the new weather monitor gives plenty of advance warning’

SYNONYMS

early, previous, prior, beforehand


Phrases

    in advance

      ‘ski equipment may be hired in advance’

      SYNONYMS

      beforehand, before, ahead of time, earlier, previously, in readiness