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English definition of “advance”

advance

verb (MOVE FORWARD)    /ədˈvɑːns/ US  /-ˈvæns/
[I or T] to go or move something forward, or to develop or improve something: The fire advanced steadily through the forest. The troops advanced on the city (= approached it, ready to attack). We have advanced greatly in our knowledge of the universe. Her study has considerably advanced (= helped) the cause of equal rights. He's just trying to advance (= improve) his own career.Making progress and advancingBecoming betterAdvancing and moving forward
(Definition of advance verb (MOVE FORWARD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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