Antonyms of noun advance

1 of 6 senses of advance

Sense 4
progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion -- (the act of moving forward (as toward a goal))
       Antonym of retreat (Sense 7)
      => retreat -- (the act of withdrawing or going backward (especially to escape something hazardous or unpleasant))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun advance

6 senses of advance

Sense 1
progress, progression, advance -- (a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the troops")
       => change of location, travel -- (a movement through space that changes the location of something)

Sense 2
improvement, betterment, advance -- (a change for the better; progress in development)
       => transformation, transmutation, shift -- (a qualitative change)

Sense 3
overture, advance, approach, feeler -- (a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances")
       => suggestion, proposition, proffer -- (a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection; "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse")

Sense 4
progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion -- (the act of moving forward (as toward a goal))
       => motion, movement, move -- (the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path")

Sense 5
advance, cash advance -- (an amount paid before it is earned)
       => sum, sum of money, amount, amount of money -- (a quantity of money; "he borrowed a large sum"; "the amount he had in cash was insufficient")

Sense 6
advance, rise -- (increase in price or value; "the news caused a general advance on the stock market")
       => increase, step-up -- (the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary")

Antonyms of verb advance

2 of 12 senses of advance

Sense 1
advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on -- (move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on")
       Antonym of recede (Sense 1)
      => withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back -- (pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb")

Sense 5
advance, bring forward -- (cause to move forward; "Can you move the car seat forward?")
       Antonym of back (Sense 4)
      => back -- (cause to travel backward; "back the car into the parking spot")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb advance

12 senses of advance

Sense 1
advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on -- (move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 2
advance, throw out -- (bring forward for consideration or acceptance; "advance an argument")
       => propose, suggest, advise -- (make a proposal, declare a plan for something; "the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax")

Sense 3
boost, advance, supercharge -- (increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit")
       => increase -- (make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted")

Sense 4
promote, advance, boost, further, encourage -- (contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom")
       => support, back up -- (give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up")

Sense 5
advance, bring forward -- (cause to move forward; "Can you move the car seat forward?")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 6
gain, advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground -- (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")

Sense 7
progress, come on, come along, advance, get on, get along, shape up -- (develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up")
       => develop -- (grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time")

Sense 8
advance -- (develop further; "We are advancing technology every day")
       => better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate -- (to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes")

Sense 9
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")
       => delegate, designate, depute, assign -- (give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person))

Sense 10
advance -- (pay in advance; "Can you advance me some money?")
       => lend, loan -- (give temporarily; let have for a limited time; "I will lend you my car"; "loan me some money")

Sense 11
advance, set ahead -- (move forward; "we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward")
       => set -- (set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly; "set clocks or instruments")

Sense 12
advance, gain -- (rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today")
       => wax, mount, climb, rise -- (go up or advance; "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered")

Antonyms of adj advance

2 senses of advance

Sense 1
advance (prenominal), beforehand (predicate) -- (being ahead of time or need; "gave advance warning"; "was beforehand with her report")

INDIRECT (VIA late, early) -> middle -- (between an earlier and a later period of time; "in the middle years"; "in his middle thirties")
INDIRECT (VIA early, middle) -> late -- (being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time; "late evening"; "late 18th century"; "a late movie"; "took a late flight"; "had a late breakfast")

Sense 2
advance (prenominal), advanced (prenominal), in advance (predicate) -- (situated ahead or going before; "an advance party"; "at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies")

INDIRECT (VIA front) -> back -- (related to or located at the back; "the back yard"; "the back entrance")

Similarity of adj advance

2 senses of advance

Sense 1
advance (prenominal), beforehand (predicate) -- (being ahead of time or need; "gave advance warning"; "was beforehand with her report")
       => early (vs. middle) (vs. late) -- (at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time; "early morning"; "an early warning"; "early diagnosis"; "an early death"; "took early retirement"; "an early spring"; "early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties")

Sense 2
advance (prenominal), advanced (prenominal), in advance (predicate) -- (situated ahead or going before; "an advance party"; "at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies")
       => front (prenominal) (vs. back) -- (relating to or located in the front; "the front lines"; "the front porch")

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