Definition of 'advance'
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The most astute business leaders think long in advance about their exits and their legacies. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Make it in advance and put it in the freezer for an easy family meal. The Sun (2016)His rehabilitation has advanced another notch. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Huge advances in computing, connectivity and data are transforming transport. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This could advance the way 999 calls are reported. The Sun (2016)I support anything that helps advance the understanding of brain tumour research. The Sun (2017)We wouldn't mind if it was included in the school calendar so we all knew well in advance. The Sun (2016)The next stage in advancing populism is to attack anybody who challenges the exclusive right of the populist party to define or interpret the national interest. Times, Sunday Times (2016)With that advance, the time was right to address the long-standing question. Smithsonian Insider (2017)When combined with our existing and established approaches to visualisation it could result in significant advance in the way we view, experience, and react to complex situations. Computing (2010)The findings could help provide advance forecasts for winters. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They also need to help the people advance in the social sphere. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Some scammers post fake adverts and try to trick you into handing over deposit money in advance. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The problems that these advances also bring are more manageable on surface ships than anywhere else. Warfare in the Twentieth Century (1988)Nationwide allows this three months in advance without another valuation. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is about time that it advanced further into the alphabet! Times, Sunday Times (2015)The service needs to be set up in advance of your trip. The Sun (2006)The technologies of monitoring and assessment have made huge advances. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You can make it in advance and keep it in the fridge for a week or so. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This rise in productivity was partly due to technological advances. America Past and Present (1995)The suspected location of that line would be crossed in the next advance. BLACK KNIGHTS: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad (2003)They credit the competitive forces of auctions for the increase in advances. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)This was not because it was advanced in any way. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)Will technological advances inevitably lead to the disappearance of the book? The Times Literary Supplement (2011)The advance party had been busy assembling the body armour for the whole of the battle group. Dusty Warriors: Modern Soldiers at War (2006)Entry is free but limited space makes advance booking vital. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Tickets will be available in advance only to those who submit to detailed identity checks. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Proper advance notice that existing banking arrangements are about to be changed or new charges introduced. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Is he the man who most advances our understanding of the quarry? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The institute has also made significant advances in the field of education and training. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We are now men of advancing years. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You should research a reputable company who can handle the sale on your behalf without advance payments. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We begin to schedule conversations only with people who we feel advance our cause of growing the church. Christianity Today (2000)He had been flitting between two sections as the men advanced and each group thought he was with the other. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'advance'
British English: advance /ədˈvɑːns/ NOUN
An advance is money which is lent or paid to someone before they would normally receive it.
She was paid a £100,000 advance for her next two novels.
- American English: advance
- Arabic: سَلَف
- Brazilian Portuguese: adiantamento
- Chinese: 前进
- Croatian: avans
- Czech: záloha zaplacená
- Danish: forskud
- Dutch: voorschot
- European Spanish: avance
- Finnish: eteneminen
- French: avance
- German: Vorschuss
- Greek: πρόοδος
- Italian: avanzamento
- Japanese: 前進
- Korean: 선금
- Norwegian: forskudd
- Polish: postęp
- European Portuguese: adiantamento
- Romanian: avans
- Russian: аванс
- Spanish: anticipo
- Swedish: förskott (n)
- Thai: ความก้าวหน้า
- Turkish: avans
- Ukrainian: аванс
- Vietnamese: tiền tạm ứng
British English: advance /ədˈvɑːns/ VERB
move forward To advance means to move forward, often in order to attack someone.
Reports from Chad suggest that rebel forces are advancing on the capital.
- American English: advance
- Arabic: يَتَقَدَّمُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: avançar
- Chinese: 前进
- Croatian: napredovati
- Czech: postupovat vpřed
- Danish: rykke frem
- Dutch: voortbewegen
- European Spanish: avanzar
- Finnish: edetä
- French: avancer
- German: vorantreiben
- Greek: προχωρώ
- Italian: avanzare
- Japanese: 前進する
- Korean: 진군하다
- Norwegian: rykke frem
- Polish: posunąć się naprzód
- European Portuguese: avançar
- Romanian: a avansa
- Russian: продвигаться
- Spanish: avanzar
- Swedish: avancera
- Thai: ก้าวหน้า
- Turkish: ilerlemek
- Ukrainian: наступати
- Vietnamese: tạm ứng
British English: advance ADJECTIVE
Advance booking, notice, or warning is done or given before an event happens.
They don't normally give any advance notice about which building they're going to inspect.
British English: advance VERB
progress To advance means to make progress, especially in your knowledge of something.
Medical technology has advanced considerably.
Definition of advance from the Collins English Dictionary
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