advance[ ad-vans, -vahns ]SEE DEFINITION OF advance
Synonyms for advance
Antonyms for advance
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ADVANCE
In this a step in advance of some of our neighbours was taken.
This request he intended to refuse, and enjoyed in advance the humiliation of young Rushton.
Accompanied by one of the blacks, Eyre went on in advance to find water.
The boy shouldered the carpetbag and started in advance, Robert following.
I am well aware of the criticism which will at once be passed on what I now advance.
Judged by the discussions of to-day, what advance has in politics been effected?
This was an advance by leaps and bounds which has not since been maintained.
It is an advance toward the highest conception of self-government.
But at least it is heir to the conquests which go to its stage of advance.
He was merciful only when you paid for His mercy in advance.
mid-13c., avauncen, transitive, "improve (something), further the development of," from Old French avancier "move forward" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *abanteare (source of Italian avanzare, Spanish avanzar), from Late Latin abante "from before," composed of ab- "from" (see ab-) + ante "before, in front of, against" (see ante).
The -d- was inserted 16c. on mistaken notion that initial a- was from Latin ad-. From c.1300 as "to promote;" intransitive sense is mid-14c., "move forward." Meaning "to give money before it is legally due" is first attested 1670s. Related: Advanced; advancing. The adjective (in advance warning, etc.) is recorded from 1843.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ADVANCE
- beat the drum for
- build up
- get on soapbox for
- hard sell
- make a pitch
- make known
- press agent
- put on the map
- soft sell