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Advance - Ya mahlweni. Humelela mahlweni.

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Definition of advance
- Advance adj
- Being ahead of time or need; "gave advance warning"; "was beforehand with her report" [syn: {advance(a)}, {beforehand(p)}]
- Situated ahead or going before; "an advance party"; "at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies" [syn: {advance(a)}, {advanced(a)}, {in advance(p)}] n
- A movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the troops" [syn: {progress}, {progression}]
- A change for the better; progress in development [syn: {improvement}, {betterment}]
- A tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances" [syn: {overture}, {approach}, {feeler}]
- The act of moving forward toward a goal [syn: {progress}, {progression}, {procession}, {advancement}, {forward motion}, {onward motion}]
- An amount paid before it is earned [syn: {cash advance}]
- Increase in price or value; "the news caused a general advance on the stock market" [syn: {rise}] v
- Move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on" [syn: {progress}, {pass on}, {move on}, {march on}, {go on}] [ant: {recede}]
- Bring forward for consideration or acceptance; "advance an argument" [syn: {throw out}]
- Increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit" [syn: {boost}, {supercharge}]
- Contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom" [syn: {promote}, {boost}, {further}, {encourage}]
- Cause to move forward; "Can you move the car seat forward?" [syn: {bring forward}] [ant: {back}]
- 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" [syn: {gain}, {win}, {pull ahead}, {make headway}, {get ahead}, {gain ground}] [ant: {fall back}]
- Develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up" [syn: {progress}, {come on}, {come along}, {get on}, {get along}, {shape up}] [ant: {regress}]
- Develop further; "We are advancing technology every day"
- 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" [syn: {promote}, {upgrade}, {kick upstairs}, {raise}, {elevate}] [ant: {demote}]
- Pay in advance; "Can you advance me some money?"
- Move forward; "we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward" [syn: {set ahead}]
- Rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today" [syn: {gain}]
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