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English definition of “advance”

advance

verb [I/T] (MOVE FORWARD)   /ədˈvæns, æd-/
to go or move something forward, or to develop or improve something: [T] Research has advanced our understanding of the virus. [I] Tonight’s winner advances to the semifinals. advancement    /ədˈvæns·mənt, æd-/ noun [U] They did nothing for the advancement of women.
(Definition of advance verb (MOVE FORWARD) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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