Synonyms for advances

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Antonyms for advances

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He repulsed the advances of neighbors, and became what Robert called him—a miser.

He then takes leave of his followers, one by one, and advances alone to attack the dragon.

We must hold that to be no crime which advances our common objects.

While Calderon gains ground with the prince, Uzeda advances with the king.

I shall repay the—hum—the advances I have had from you, sir, with peculiar pleasure.

I beg to be informed at your earliest convenience, what advances you have made my son.'

In "Twelfth Night," both ladies make the first advances in love.

I didn't even make the first advances towards your acquaintance.'

Evidence of this tendency multiplies as the century advances.

She discouraged his advances, however, and he gave up his situation.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "boasting, ostentation," from advance (v.). Early 15c. as "advancement in rank, wealth, etc." Advances "amorous overtures" is from 1706.

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