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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-vans, -vahns]
    • /ædˈvæns, -ˈvɑns/
    • /ədˈvɑːn.sɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-vans, -vahns]
    • /ædˈvæns, -ˈvɑns/

Definitions of advancing word

  • verb with object advancing to move or bring forward: The general advanced his troops to the new position. 1
  • verb with object advancing to bring into consideration or notice; suggest; propose: to advance reasons for a tax cut. 1
  • verb with object advancing to improve; further: to advance one's interests. 1
  • verb with object advancing to raise in rank; promote: The board of directors advanced him to president. 1
  • verb with object advancing to raise in rate or amount; increase: to advance the price. 1
  • verb with object advancing to bring forward in time; accelerate: to advance growth; to advance clocks one hour. 1

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Origin of advancing

First appearance:

before 1200
One of the 9% oldest English words
1200-50; Middle English avauncen < Anglo-French, Old French avanc(i)er < Vulgar Latin *abantiāre, verbal derivative of Late Latin abante in front (of) (Latin ab away from, off + ante before); ad- by mistaking a- for a-5 in the 16th cent.

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Parts of speech for Advancing


advancing popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for advancing

adjective advancing

  • onrush — a strong forward rush, flow, etc.
  • reformist — a person who advocates or practices reform; reformer.
  • bleeding heart — If you describe someone as a bleeding heart, you are criticizing them for being sympathetic towards people who are poor and suffering, without doing anything practical to help.
  • well-developed — to bring out the capabilities or possibilities of; bring to a more advanced or effective state: to develop natural resources; to develop one's musical talent.
  • go-go — ALPS

noun advancing

  • ontogeny — the development or developmental history of an individual organism.
  • upgrowth — the process of growing up; development: the upgrowth of nuclear science.
  • maturation — the act or process of maturating.
  • development — Development is the gradual growth or formation of something.
  • ontogenesis — the development or developmental history of an individual organism.

adverb advancing

  • onwards — toward a point ahead or in front; forward, as in space or time.
  • to the fore — situated at or toward the front, as compared with something else.
  • antecedently — in an antecedent manner
  • ahead — Something that is ahead is in front of you. If you look ahead, you look directly in front of you.

Antonyms for advancing

adjective advancing

  • delaying — to put off to a later time; defer; postpone: The pilot delayed the flight until the weather cleared.

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