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Advance vs. Backward

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Advanceverb

To promote or advantage.

Backwardadjective

(of motion) In the direction towards the back.

‘They left without a backward glance.’;

Advanceverb

To help the progress of (something); to further.

Backwardadjective

(of motion) In the direction reverse of normal.

‘The occasional backward movement of planets is evidence they revolve around the sun.’;

Advanceverb

To raise (someone) in rank or office; to prefer, to promote.

Backwardadjective

Reluctant or unable to advance.

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Advanceverb

To move forward in space or time.

Backwardadjective

Of a culture: undeveloped or unsophisticated.

Advanceverb

To move or push (something) forwards, especially forcefully.

Backwardadjective

Of a thought or value: outdated.

Advanceverb

To make (something) happen at an earlier time or date; to bring forward, to hasten.

Backwardadjective

(cricket) On that part of the field behind the batsman's popping crease.

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Advanceverb

(intransitive) To move forwards; to approach.

Backwardadjective

(cricket) Further behind the batsman's popping crease than something else.

Advanceverb

To provide (money or other value) before it is due, or in expectation of some work; to lend.

Backwardadjective

(obsolete) Unwilling; averse; reluctant.

Advanceverb

To put forward (an idea, argument etc.); to propose.

Backwardadjective

Slow to apprehend; having difficulties in learning.

‘a backward child’;

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Advanceverb

(intransitive) To make progress; to do well, to succeed.

Backwardadjective

Late or behindhand.

‘a backward season’;

Advanceverb

(intransitive) To move forward in time; to progress towards completion.

Backwardadjective

(obsolete) Already past or gone; bygone.

Advanceverb

To raise, be raised.

Backwardadverb

(of motion) In the direction towards the back; backwards

‘to walk or ride backward; to throw the arms backward’;

Advanceverb

To raise; to lift or elevate.

Backwardadverb

Toward, or in, past time or events; ago.

Advanceverb

To raise or increase (a price, rate).

Backwardadverb

By way of reflection; reflexively.

Advanceverb

To increase (a number or amount).

Backwardadverb

From a better to a worse state, as from honor to shame, from religion to sin.

Advanceverb

(intransitive) To make a higher bid at an auction.

Backwardnoun

The state behind or past.

Advancenoun

A forward move; improvement or progression.

‘an advance in health or knowledge’; ‘an advance in rank or office’;

Backwardadverb

With the back in advance or foremost; as, to ride backward.

Advancenoun

An amount of money or credit, especially given as a loan, or paid before it is due; an advancement.

Backwardadverb

Toward the back; toward the rear; as, to throw the arms backward.

Advancenoun

An addition to the price; rise in price or value.

‘an advance on the prime cost of goods’;

Backwardadverb

On the back, or with the back downward.

‘Thou wilt fall backward.’;

Advancenoun

(in the plural) An opening approach or overture, especially of an unwelcome or sexual nature.

Backwardadverb

Toward, or in, past time or events; ago.

‘Some reigns backward.’;

Advanceadjective

Completed before need or a milestone event.

‘He made an advance payment on the prior shipment to show good faith.’;

Backwardadverb

By way of reflection; reflexively.

Advanceadjective

Preceding.

‘The advance man came a month before the candidate.’;

Backwardadverb

From a better to a worse state, as from honor to shame, from religion to sin.

‘The work went backward.’;

Advanceadjective

Forward.

‘The scouts found a site for an advance base.’;

Backwardadverb

In a contrary or reverse manner, way, or direction; contrarily; as, to read backwards.

‘We might have . . . beat them backward home.’;

Advanceverb

To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.

Backwardadjective

Directed to the back or rear; as, backward glances.

Advanceverb

To raise; to elevate.

‘They . . . advanced their eyelids.’;

Backwardadjective

Unwilling; averse; reluctant; hesitating; loath.

‘For wiser brutes were backward to be slaves.’;

Advanceverb

To raise to a higher rank; to promote.

‘Ahasueres . . . advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes.’;

Backwardadjective

Not well advanced in learning; not quick of apprehension; dull; inapt; as, a backward child.

Advanceverb

To accelerate the growth or progress; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten; as, to advance the ripening of fruit; to advance one's interests.

Backwardadjective

Late or behindhand; as, a backward season.

Advanceverb

To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show; as, to advance an argument.

‘Some ne'er advance a judgment of their own.’;

Backwardadjective

Not advanced in civilization; undeveloped; as, the country or region is in a backward state.

Advanceverb

To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.

Backwardadjective

Already past or gone; bygone.

‘And flies unconscious o'er each backward year.’;

Advanceverb

To furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due, or in aid of an enterprise; to supply beforehand; as, a merchant advances money on a contract or on goods consigned to him.

Backwardnoun

The state behind or past.

‘In the dark backward and abysm of time.’;

Advanceverb

To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate; as, to advance the price of goods.

Backwardverb

To keep back; to hinder.

Advanceverb

To extol; to laud.

‘Greatly advancing his gay chivalry.’;

Backwardadjective

directed or facing toward the back or rear;

‘a backward view’;

Advanceverb

To move or go forward; to proceed; as, he advanced to greet me.

Backwardadjective

(used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature;

‘a backward lover’;

Advanceverb

To increase or make progress in any respect; as, to advance in knowledge, in stature, in years, in price.

Backwardadjective

retarded in intellectual development

Advanceverb

To rise in rank, office, or consequence; to be preferred or promoted.

‘Advanced to a level with ancient peers.’;

Backwardadverb

at or to or toward the back or rear;

‘he moved back’; ‘tripped when he stepped backward’; ‘she looked rearward out the window of the car’;

Advancenoun

The act of advancing or moving forward or upward; progress.

Backwardadverb

in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal;

‘it's easy to get the `i' and the `e' backward in words like `seize' and `siege'’; ‘the child put her jersey on backward’;

Advancenoun

Improvement or progression, physically, mentally, morally, or socially; as, an advance in health, knowledge, or religion; an advance in rank or office.

Backwardadverb

in or to or toward a past time;

‘set the clocks back an hour’; ‘never look back’; ‘lovers of the past looking fondly backward’;

Advancenoun

An addition to the price; rise in price or value; as, an advance on the prime cost of goods.

Backwardadjective

directed behind or to the rear

‘she left the room without a backward glance’;

Advancenoun

The first step towards the attainment of a result; approach made to gain favor, to form an acquaintance, to adjust a difference, etc.; an overture; a tender; an offer; - usually in the plural.

‘[He] made the like advances to the dissenters.’;

Backwardadjective

reverting to an inferior state; retrograde

‘the decision was a backward step’;

Advancenoun

A furnishing of something before an equivalent is received (as money or goods), towards a capital or stock, or on loan; payment beforehand; the money or goods thus furnished; money or value supplied beforehand.

‘I shall, with pleasure, make the necessary advances.’; ‘The account was made up with intent to show what advances had been made.’;

Backwardadjective

having made less progress than is normal or expected

‘a backward agricultural country’;

Advanceadjective

Before in place, or beforehand in time; - used for advanced; as, an advance guard, or that before the main guard or body of an army; advance payment, or that made before it is due; advance proofs, advance sheets, pages of a forthcoming volume, received in advance of the time of publication.

Backwardadjective

(of a person) having learning difficulties

‘a lively child but a bit backward’;

Advancenoun

a movement forward;

‘he listened for the progress of the troops’;

Backwardadjective

lacking the confidence to do (something)

‘he was not backward in displaying his talents’;

Advancenoun

a change for the better; progress in development

Backwardadjective

(of a fielding position) behind an imaginary line passing through the stumps at the batsman's end at right angles to the wicket

‘backward square leg’;

Advancenoun

a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others;

‘she rejected his advances’;

Backwardadverb

another word for backwards

Advancenoun

the act of moving forward toward a goal

Advancenoun

an amount paid before it is earned

Advancenoun

increase in price or value;

‘the news caused a general advance on the stock market’;

Advanceverb

move forward, also in the metaphorical sense;

‘Time marches on’;

Advanceverb

bring forward for consideration or acceptance;

‘advance an argument’;

Advanceverb

increase or raise;

‘boost the voltage in an electrical circuit’;

Advanceverb

contribute to the progress or growth of;

‘I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom’;

Advanceverb

cause to move forward;

‘Can you move the car seat forward?’;

Advanceverb

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’;

Advanceverb

develop in a positive way;

‘He progressed well in school’; ‘My plants are coming along’; ‘Plans are shaping up’;

Advanceverb

develop further;

‘We are advancing technology every day’;

Advanceverb

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’;

Advanceverb

pay in advance;

‘Can you advance me some money?’;

Advanceverb

move forward;

‘we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward’;

Advanceverb

rise in rate or price;

‘The stock market gained 24 points today’;

Advanceadjective

being ahead of time or need;

‘gave advance warning’; ‘was beforehand with her report’;

Advanceadjective

situated ahead or going before;

‘an advance party’; ‘at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies’;

Advanceverb

move forwards in a purposeful way

‘the troops advanced on the capital’; ‘he advanced towards the dispatch box’;

Advanceverb

move forward in time

‘as the nineteenth century advanced’;

Advanceverb

change the date of (an event) so as to occur earlier than planned

‘I advanced the schedule by several weeks’;

Advanceverb

make or cause to make progress

‘our knowledge is advancing all the time’; ‘it was a chance to advance his own interests’;

Advanceverb

(of shares) increase in price

‘the food group advanced 12p to 639p’;

Advanceverb

put forward (a theory or suggestion)

‘the hypothesis I wish to advance in this article’;

Advanceverb

lend (money) to (someone)

‘the building society advanced them a loan’;

Advanceverb

pay (money) to (someone) before it is due

‘he advanced me a month's salary’;

Advancenoun

a forward movement

‘the rebels' advance on Madrid was well under way’; ‘the advance of civilization’;

Advancenoun

a development or improvement

‘decades of great scientific advance’; ‘advances in engineering techniques’;

Advancenoun

an increase in amount or price

‘share prices showed significant advances’;

Advancenoun

an amount of money paid before it is due or for work only partly completed

‘the author was paid a £250,000 advance’;

Advancenoun

a loan

‘an advance from the bank’;

Advancenoun

an approach made to someone with the aim of initiating sexual or amorous relations

‘her tutor made advances to her’;

Advanceadjective

done, sent, or supplied beforehand

‘advance notice’; ‘advance warning’; ‘advance payment’;

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