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Pronunciation: /ədˈvæns; ədˈvɑːns/

Translation of advance in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 1.1 (move forward) [person/vehicle/troops] avanzar* to advance on sb avanzar* hacia algn old age is fast advancing on me los años se me están echando encima rápidamente to advance on a city [Military/Militar] avanzar* sobre una ciudad 1.2
    (advancing present participle/participio presente)
    a man of advancing years un hombre entrado en años or de edad avanzada
  • 2 2.1 (make progress) [science/project/society] avanzar*, progresar 2.2 (be promoted) [worker/soldier] ascender*
    Example sentences
    • He advanced on Sophia purposefully, then stopped.
    • She stood and advanced on the murderer of her friend.
    • Adam threw the harness he had been mending to the floor, stood up, and advanced on Joe.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 2 2.1 (further) [knowledge/awareness] fomentar, potenciar; [interests/cause] promover* 2.2 (promote) [formal] [employee] ascender* 2.3 (suggest) [idea/argument] presentar, proponer*; [proposal] presentar; [opinion] dar* the solutions advanced by socialists las soluciones que proponen los socialistas
    Example sentences
    • Frank has been making the rounds, advancing a theory that I believe is not without merit.
    • When I advanced my long-held theory that some of his constituents were living vicariously through his exploits, Wilson readily agreed.
    • Over the past few years, there has been an upsurge in student violence in T & T. Many have advanced theories as to how this menace can be solved.
    Example sentences
    • But to advance our knowledge such views need to be supported by rigorous analytical reasoning and the dispassionate gathering of cases and data.
    • Discourse is necessary for advancing knowledge.
    • I am a firm believer in sound science, and I believe that the shuttle mission has played a crucial role in advancing our knowledge of the universe we live in.
  • 3 3.1 (bring forward in time) [date/meeting/clock] adelantar 3.2 [money/wages] anticipar, adelantar to advance sb sth anticiparle or adelantarle algo a algn
    Example sentences
    • The reconciliation is needed to make sure the money advanced has been properly spent.
    • Giselle could hear Elaine pleading with her father to advance her allowance one month so that she could purchase some outfits.
    • At the company's office, I was shown a spreadsheet for a hypothetical client who had been advanced $8,500 in cash over six months.
    Example sentences
    • As the performance advances into the nineteenth century, the paradoxes and ambiguities concerning the nature of absolute music pile up, to considerable dramatic effect.
    • In a similar vein, Nora recommends that community colleges advance into the twenty-first century prepared for a diverse student body.
    • The biotech century is advancing upon us, moment by moment.
    Example sentences
    • But the Election Commission disturbed this apple-cart when it advanced the elections, thus ruining their plan.
    • The election is not due in the State until 2003, but political analysts say the BJP is keen to capitalise on its current lead in the polls by advancing the date.
    • The question is what is the need for advancing the date of elections by a few months.


  • 1 c and u (forward movement — of person, army, vehicle) avance (masculine); (— of time) paso (masculine) with the advance of old age con el paso de los años, a medida que envejece ( or envejecía etc)
  • 2 c and u (of civilization, science, knowledge) avance (masculine), progreso (masculine), adelanto (masculine) a great advance in technology un gran avance tecnológico a huge advance on previous techniques un gran avance con respecto a las técnicas anteriores any advance on (that offer of) $100? ¿alguien da or ofrece más de 100 dólares?
  • 3
    (advances plural)
    (overtures) insinuaciones (feminine plural) to make advances to sb hacerle* insinuaciones a algn, insinuársele* a algn
  • 5 (in phrases/en locuciones) in advance to pay in advance pagar* por adelantado or por anticipado tickets are $10 in advance las entradas cuestan 10 dólares si se compran por adelantado it was planned well in advance se planeó con mucha antelación or anticipación I made my appointment one month in advance concerté mi cita con un mes de antelación thanking you in advance agradeciéndole de antemano su atención I sent my books in advance mandé antes los libros in advance of I arrived well in advance of my friends llegué mucho antes que mis amigos they were one mile in advance of the enemy estaban una milla por delante del enemigo a woman in advance of her time una mujer de ideas muy avanzadas para su época, una mujer que se adelantó a su época


(before noun/delante del nombre)
  • 1.1 (ahead of time) the advance publicity for a product la promoción previa al lanzamiento de un producto advance booking is essential es imprescindible hacer la reserva por anticipado or con anticipación advance booking office venta anticipada de localidades advance copy (of a book) ejemplar (masculine) de anticipo advance notice [Law/Derecho] preaviso (masculine), aviso (masculine) previo they arrived without any advance warning o notice llegaron de improviso or sin previo aviso advance payment pago (masculine) anticipado or (por) adelantado 1.2 (ahead in space) an advance party of troops/explorers una avanzada or avanzadilla de tropas/exploradores advance man (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Politics/Política] relaciones (masculine) públicas advance man o agent (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Theater/Teatro] agente (masculine)

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