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  1. To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.
    They . . . advanced their eyelids. —Shakespeare
  2. To raise to a higher rank; to promote.
  3. To accelerate the growth or progress; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten.
    to advance the ripening of fruit
    to advance one's interests
  4. To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show.
    to advance an argument
  5. To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.
  6. To furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due, or in aid of an enterprise; to supply beforehand.
    Merchants often advance money on a contract or on goods consigned to them.
  7. To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate.
    to advance the price of goods

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