Definition of advancing


  • moving forward. Synonyms: forward, forward-moving.


  • move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on". Synonyms: advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress. Antonyms: recede.
  • bring forward for consideration or acceptance; "advance an argument". Synonyms: advance, throw out.
  • increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit". Synonyms: advance, boost, supercharge.
  • contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom". Synonyms: advance, boost, encourage, further, promote.
  • cause to move forward; "Can you move the car seat forward?". Synonyms: advance, bring forward. Antonyms: back.
  • 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". Synonyms: advance, gain, gain ground, get ahead, make headway, pull ahead, win. Antonyms: fall back.
  • develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school", "My plants are coming along", "Plans are shaping up". Synonyms: advance, come along, come on, get along, get on, progress, shape up. Antonyms: regress.
  • develop further; "We are advancing technology every day". Synonyms: advance.
  • 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". Synonyms: advance, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade. Antonyms: demote.
  • pay in advance; "Can you advance me some money?". Synonyms: advance.
  • move forward; "we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward". Synonyms: advance, set ahead.
  • rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today". Synonyms: advance, gain.

Related words

brevet, carry, climb, conduce, contribute, edge, elapse, encroach, ennoble, entitle, favor, favour, feed, forge, foster, further, gentle, help, hit, impinge, inch, infringe, lapse, lead, leapfrog, nose, overhaul, overtake, pass, penetrate, prefer, ratchet, score, spur, steal, string, tally, tenure.

Rhymes with advancing

dancing, financing, financing, financing, lansing.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • advancing is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 16 points
  • advancing is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 16 points
  • advancing is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 21 points
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