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According to WordNet, the verb "advance" has 12 sense(s).

201993926 cause to move forward; "Can you move the car seat forward?".

202554922 contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom".

200497061 increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit".

201111028 obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; "The home team was gaining ground"; "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference".

201994288 move forward; "we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward".

200158222 rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today".

200248659 develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up".

200875806 bring forward for consideration or acceptance; "advance an argument".

200558371 develop further; "We are advancing technology every day".

202283949 pay in advance; "Can you advance me some money?".

201992503 move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on".

202397637 give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got promoted after many years of hard work".

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