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British English: /ədˈvɑːns/
American English: /ədˈvæns/

Translation of advance in French:


  • 1 (forward movement) (gen) (Military)
    [figurative] (of civilization, in science)
    with the advance of old age
    avec l'âge
    recent advances in medicine
    les progrès récents dans le domaine de la médecine
    a great advance for democracy
    un grand pas en avant pour la démocratie
  • 3 (increase) See examples: any advance on £100?
    (at auction etc)
    cent livres, qui dit mieux?

also: advances plural noun

  • (overtures) (sexual)
    (other contexts)
    to make advances to somebody
    faire des avances à quelqu'un
    (other contexts)
    faire des démarches auprès de quelqu'un

also: in advance adverb phrase

  • (book, reserve, notify, know)
    à l'avance
    (thank, pay, arrange, decide)
    à l'avance, d'avance
    a month in advance
    un mois à l'avance
    here's £30 in advance
    voici 30 livres d'avance or d'acompte
    you need to book your seats well in advance
    il faut réserver vos places longtemps à l'avance
    to send on luggage in advance
    envoyer des bagages à l'avance
    to send somebody on in advance
    envoyer quelqu'un en avant

also: in advance of adverb phrase

  • (person)
    she arrived half an hour in advance of the others
    elle est arrivée une demi-heure avant les autres
    a thinker in advance of his time
    un penseur en avance sur son temps or qui devance son époque

transitive verb

  • 1 (move forward)
    faire avancer
    (tape, film, clock)
    (Military) (troops)
    (in chess) (piece)
    (move to earlier date) (time, date) to à
    [figurative] (improve)
    faire progresser, faire avancer
    (career, knowledge, research)
  • 2 (promote)
    (cause, interests)
  • 3 (put forward)
    (theory, explanation etc)

intransitive verb

  • 1 (move forward)
    (person) on, towards vers
    (Military) (army) on sur
    (morning, evening)
    the procession advanced down the aisle
    le cortège progressait le long de l'allée centrale
  • 4 [formal] (be promoted)
    avoir une promotion

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