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

Translation of advance in Italian:


  • 3 (increase) any advance on £100? (at auction etc.)
    100 sterline, chi offre di più?
  • 5
    also: in advance
    (book, notify, know, thank, pay, arrange) a month in advance
    un mese in anticipo
    here's £30 in advance
    ecco 30 sterline di anticipo o in acconto
    you need to book your seats well in advance
    devi prenotare i posti con molto anticipo
    to send on luggage in advance
    spedire (avanti) i bagagli
    to send somebody on in advance
    mandare avanti qualcuno
  • 6
    also: in advance of
    prima di, in anticipo rispetto a
    she arrived half an hour in advance of the others
    è arrivata mezz'ora prima degli altri o con un anticipo di mezz'ora rispetto agli altri
    a thinker in advance of his time
    un pensatore che anticipa i tempi

also: advances plural noun

  • (overtures)
    avances (feminine)
    (other contexts)
    approcci (masculine)
    to make advances to somebody
    fare delle avances a qualcuno
    (other contexts)
    tentare un approccio con qualcuno

transitive verb

  • 2 (put forward)
    (theory, explanation etc.)

intransitive verb

  • 1 (move forward)
    (person) on towards verso
    (army) on su
    (morning, evening)
    the procession advanced down the aisle
    la processione avanzava lungo la navata

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