Synonyms of advance in English:

advance


See US English definition of advance

See UK English definition of advance

See Spanish definition of avanzar

verb

1‘the battalion advanced on Rawlinson's orders’

SYNONYMS
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
ANTONYMS

retreat

2‘the court may advance the date of the hearing’

SYNONYMS
bring forward, put forward, move forward, make earlier
ANTONYMS

postpone

3‘their firm was to be advanced at the expense of others’

SYNONYMS
promote, further, forward, help, aid, assist, facilitate, boost, strengthen, improve, make better, benefit, foster, cultivate, encourage, support, back
ANTONYMS

impede, hinder

4‘our technology has advanced in the last few years’

SYNONYMS
progress, make progress, make headway, develop, improve, become better, thrive, flourish, prosper, mature
evolve, make strides, move forward, move forward in leaps and bounds, move ahead, get ahead
informal go places, get somewhere

5‘they advanced a claim of imperial sovereignty’

SYNONYMS
put forward, present, come up with, submit, suggest, propose, introduce, put up, offer, proffer, adduce, moot
ANTONYMS

retract

6‘he had inadequate funds but a relative advanced him some money’

SYNONYMS
lend, loan, credit, pay in advance, supply on credit
pay out, put up, come up with, contribute, give, donate, hand over
informal dish out, shell out, fork out, cough up
British informal sub
ANTONYMS

borrow


noun

1‘alarm over the advance of the aggressors was spreading’

SYNONYMS
progress, headway, moving forward, forward movement
approach, nearing, coming, arrival

2‘the treatment would be a significant medical advance’

SYNONYMS
breakthrough, development, step forward, step in the right direction, leap, quantum leap, find, finding, discovery, invention, success
headway, progress, advancement, evolution, improvement, betterment, furtherance

3‘the bank was engaged in the task of restraining the pound's advance’

SYNONYMS
increase, rise, upturn, upsurge, upswing, growth, boom, boost, elevation, escalation, augmentation
informal hike

4‘the writer is going to be given a huge advance’

SYNONYMS
down payment, advance against royalty, deposit, retainer, prepayment, front money, money up front

5usually advances‘my tutor made unwelcome sexual advances to me in his office’

SYNONYMS
sexual approaches, overtures, moves
a pass, proposal, proposition, offer, suggestion, appeal
informal come-on

adjective

1‘an advance party of settlers’

SYNONYMS
preliminary, leading, forward, foremost, at the fore, sent ahead, sent on ahead, first, exploratory, explorative, pilot, vanguard, test, trial

2‘the new weather monitor gives plenty of advance warning’

SYNONYMS
early, previous, prior, beforehand

Phrases

    in advance

    ‘ski equipment may be hired in advance’


    SYNONYMS
    beforehand, before, ahead of time, earlier, previously, in readiness