(v) advance (develop further) "We are advancing technology every day"
(v) promote , upgrade , advance , kick upstairs , raise , elevate (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"
(v) advance (pay in advance) "Can you advance me some money?"
(v) advance , gain (rise in rate or price) "The stock market gained 24 points today"
(adj) advanced (farther along in physical or mental development) "the child's skeletal age was classified as `advanced'"; "children in the advanced classes in elementary school read far above grade average"
(adj) advanced (comparatively late in a course of development) "the illness had reached an advanced stage"; "an advanced state of exhaustion"
(adj) advanced, forward-looking , innovative , modern (ahead of the times) "the advanced teaching methods"; "had advanced views on the subject"; "a forward-looking corporation"; "is British industry innovative enough?"
(adj) advanced (at a higher level in training or knowledge or skill) "an advanced degree"; "an advanced text in physics"; "special seminars for small groups of advanced students at the University"
(adj) advanced, sophisticated (ahead in development; complex or intricate) "advanced technology"; "a sophisticated electronic control system"
(adj) advanced, ripe (far along in time) "a man of advanced age"; "advanced in years"; "a ripe old age"; "the ripe age of 90"
(adj) advanced ((of societies) highly developed especially in technology or industry) "advanced societies"; "an advanced country technologically"
(adj) advance , advanced, in advance (situated ahead or going before) "an advance party"; "at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies"