Meaning of “advance” - Learner’s Dictionary

advance

verb uk us /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.
FORWARD [ I ]

to move forward to a new position, especially while fighting:

Rebel soldiers advanced on the capital.

(Definition of “advance verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)