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Advent vs. Advance

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Adventnoun

arrival; onset; a time when something first comes or appears

Advanceverb

To promote or advantage.

Adventnoun

The period including the four Sundays before Christmas.

Advanceverb

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

Adventnoun

The first or the expected second coming of Christ.

Advanceverb

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

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Adventnoun

Coming; any important arrival; approach.

‘Death's dreadful advent.’; ‘Expecting still his advent home.’;

Advanceverb

To move forward in space or time.

Adventnoun

arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous);

‘the advent of the computer’;

Advanceverb

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

Adventnoun

the season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas

Advanceverb

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

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Adventnoun

(Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment

Advanceverb

(intransitive) To move forwards; to approach.

Advent

Advent is a season of the liturgical year observed in most Christian denominations as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for both the celebration of the Nativity of Christ at Christmas and the return of Christ at the Second Coming. Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year in Western Christianity, and is part of the wider Christmas and holiday season.

Advanceverb

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

Advanceverb

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

Advanceverb

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

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Advanceverb

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

Advanceverb

To raise, be raised.

Advanceverb

To raise; to lift or elevate.

Advanceverb

To raise or increase (a price, rate).

Advanceverb

To increase (a number or amount).

Advanceverb

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

Advancenoun

A forward move; improvement or progression.

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

Advancenoun

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

Advancenoun

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

‘an advance on the prime cost of goods’;

Advancenoun

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

Advanceadjective

Completed before need or a milestone event.

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

Advanceadjective

Preceding.

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

Advanceadjective

Forward.

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

Advanceverb

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

Advanceverb

To raise; to elevate.

‘They . . . advanced their eyelids.’;

Advanceverb

To raise to a higher rank; to promote.

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

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.

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.’;

Advanceverb

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

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.

Advanceverb

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

Advanceverb

To extol; to laud.

‘Greatly advancing his gay chivalry.’;

Advanceverb

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

Advanceverb

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

Advanceverb

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

‘Advanced to a level with ancient peers.’;

Advancenoun

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

Advancenoun

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

Advancenoun

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

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.’;

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.’;

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.

Advancenoun

a movement forward;

‘he listened for the progress of the troops’;

Advancenoun

a change for the better; progress in development

Advancenoun

a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others;

‘she rejected his advances’;

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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