Translation of "advance" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb (GO FORWARD) 前进 uk us /ədˈvɑːnts/ US  /-ˈvænts/

[ I or T ] to go or move something forward, or to develop or improve something

The fire advanced steadily through the forest. 大火在森林中不断蔓延。
The troops advanced on the city (= approached it, ready to attack). 军队向该城推进。
We have advanced greatly in our knowledge of the universe. 在认识宇宙方面,我们已经取得长足的进步。
Her study has considerably advanced (= helped) the cause of equal rights. 她的研究极大地促进了权利平等运动的事业。
He's just trying to advance (= improve) his own career. 他只是在努力拓展自己的事业。

to pay someone some money before the regular time

[ + two objects ] Could you advance me £50 until Tuesday? 周二之前可以预付给我50英镑的薪水吗?

(Translation of “advance verb (GO FORWARD)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)