1. having help; often used as a combining form

    Synonyms : assisted


  1. move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

    Synonyms : go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress
    Antonyms : recede
    Type Of : move, travel, go, locomote
  2. being ahead of time or need

    Synonyms : beforehand
    Examples :
    • gave advance warning
  3. a change for the better; progress in development

    Synonyms : betterment, improvement
    Type Of : transformation, transmutation, shift
  4. a movement forward

    Synonyms : progress, progression
    Type Of : travel, change of location
  5. give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

    Synonyms : elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade
    Type Of : depute, delegate, assign, designate
    Examples :
    • Women tend not to advance in the major law firms
  6. an amount paid before it is earned

    Synonyms : cash advance
    Type Of : sum, amount, amount of money, sum of money
  7. a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others

    Synonyms : approach, feeler, overture
    Type Of : proffer, proposition, suggestion
    Examples :
    • she rejected his advances
  8. situated ahead or going before

    Synonyms : advanced, in advance
    Examples :
    • an advance party
    • at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies
  9. increase or raise

    Synonyms : boost, supercharge
    Type Of : increase
  10. increase in price or value

    Synonyms : rise
    Type Of : increase, step-up
    Examples :
    • the news caused a general advance on the stock market
  11. obtain advantages, such as points, etc.

    Synonyms : gain, gain ground, get ahead, make headway, pull ahead, win
  12. develop in a positive way

    Synonyms : come along, come on, get along, get on, progress, shape up
    Type Of : develop
  13. move forward

    Synonyms : set ahead
    Type Of : set
    Examples :
    • we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward
  14. the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)

    Synonyms : advancement, forward motion, onward motion, procession, progress, progression
    Antonyms : retreat
    Type Of : movement, motion, move
  15. rise in rate or price

    Synonyms : gain
    Type Of : rise, mount, climb, wax
  16. contribute to the progress or growth of

    Synonyms : boost, encourage, further, promote
    Type Of : support, back up
  17. bring forward for consideration or acceptance

    Synonyms : throw out
    Type Of : propose, suggest, advise
    Examples :
    • advance an argument
  18. cause to move forward

    Synonyms : bring forward
    Antonyms : back
    Type Of : displace, move
  19. develop further

    Type Of : meliorate, ameliorate, amend, improve, better
  20. pay in advance

    Type Of : loan, lend
    Examples :
    • Can you advance me some money?


  1. someone concerned with the science or art or business of cultivating the soil

    Synonyms : agriculturist, cultivator, grower, raiser
    Type Of : farmer, granger, husbandman, sodbuster


  1. skillful performance or ability without difficulty

    Synonyms : adeptness, deftness, facility, quickness
    Type Of : skillfulness


  1. travel via aircraft

    Synonyms : air, air travel
    Type Of : travel, traveling, travelling
  2. the art of operating aircraft

    Synonyms : airmanship
    Type Of : prowess, artistry, art
  3. the aggregation of a country's military aircraft

    Synonyms : air power
    Type Of : assemblage, aggregation, collection, accumulation
  4. the operation of aircraft to provide transportation

    Type Of : industry


  1. create and charge with a task or function

    Synonyms : constitute, name, nominate
    Type Of : found, constitute, establish, plant, institute
  2. assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

    Synonyms : charge
    Examples :
    • He was appointed deputy manager
  3. furnish

    Type Of : outfit, equip, fit, fit out
    Examples :
    • a beautifully appointed house


  1. chair with a support on each side for arms

    Type Of : chair


  1. a formal public statement

    Synonyms : annunciation, declaration, proclamation
    Type Of : statement
    Examples :
    • the government made an announcement about changes in the drug war
  2. a public statement containing information about an event that has happened or is going to happen

    Synonyms : promulgation
    Type Of : statement
    Examples :
    • the announcement appeared in the local newspaper


  1. give an antique appearance to

    Synonyms : antiquate
    Type Of : alter, change, modify
    Examples :
    • antique furniture
  2. out of fashion

    Synonyms : demode, ex, old-fashioned, old-hat, outmoded, passe, passee
    Examples :
    • a suit of rather antique appearance
  3. an elderly man

    Synonyms : gaffer, old-timer, old geezer, oldtimer
    Type Of : methuselah, graybeard, greybeard, old man
  4. belonging to or lasting from times long ago

    Synonyms : age-old
    Examples :
    • the antique fear that days would dwindle away to complete darkness
  5. any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity

    Type Of : antiquity
  6. made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age

    Examples :
    • the beautiful antique French furniture
  7. shop for antiques

    Type Of : shop, browse


  1. put into an archive

    Synonyms : file away
    Type Of : pull in, collect
  2. a depository containing historical records and documents

    Type Of : depository, deposit, depositary, repository