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noun as in desirous pursuit of someone

noun as in forward movement

noun as in money given beforehand

verb as in give money beforehand

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This was achieved only by a relentless program of technical advances.

The jet engine instantly brought two advances over propellers: it doubled the speed and it was far more reliable.

In fact, these kinds of advances helped give religion another huge window of opportunity for racial reconciliation in the 1960s.

Clearly, the advances were not reciprocated but Williams “continued to talk about sucking dick.”

During the trip, she later told police, the driver made advances which she ignored.

She noiselessly takes the hint, and enters the corridor; Phœbe advances to answer his challenge.

Without the use of these actions most of the advances we are about to chronicle would not have been effected.

Follow the army so long as it advances; then all is well, and even the experience of service may be of use to you.

Concealing her repugnance to his advances, she gently but firmly refused him, telling him her duty was to her aged father.

The first advances in these contrivances were made in those countries, and all our considerable gains have come from their people.


On this page you'll find 274 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to advances, such as: approach, move, overture, proposal, proposition, and suggestion.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.