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English definition of “advance”

advance

verb     /ədˈvɑːns/
PROGRESS [I, T] to develop or progress, or to make something develop or progress: He moved to New York with hopes of advancing his career. Research has advanced our understanding of the virus.Making progress and advancingBecoming better
FORWARD [I] to move forward to a new position, especially while fighting: Rebel soldiers advanced on the capital.Advancing and moving forward
(Definition of advance verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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