Synonyms of advance in English:

advance

verb

  • 1 the battalion advanced on Rawlinson's orders the tide was advancing
    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
    the battalion advanced on Rawlinson's orders the tide was advancing
    [Antonyms] retreat
  • 2 the court may advance the date of the hearing
    bring forward, put forward, move forward, make earlier
    the court may advance the date of the hearing
    [Antonyms] postpone

noun

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  • 1 alarm over the advance of the aggressors was spreading
    progress, headway, moving forward, forward movement; approach, nearing, coming, arrival
  • 5 (usually advances) my tutor made unwelcome sexual advances to me in his office
    sexual approaches, overtures, moves; a pass, proposal, proposition, offer, suggestion, appeal
    informal come-on

adjective

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  • 2 the new weather monitor gives plenty of advance warning
    early, previous, prior, beforehand

Phrases

in advance

ski equipment may be hired in advance beforehandbeforeahead of timeearlierpreviouslyin readiness

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