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 advanced

8 senses of advanced

Sense 1
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")

INDIRECT (VIA precocious) -> retarded -- (relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development; "providing a secure and sometimes happy life for the retarded")

Sense 2
advanced (prenominal) -- (comparatively late in a course of development; "the illness had reached an advanced stage"; "an advanced state of exhaustion")

INDIRECT (VIA late) -> early -- (being or occurring at an early stage of development; "in an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer")

Sense 3
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?")

INDIRECT (VIA progressive) -> regressive -- (opposing progress; returning to a former less advanced state)

Sense 4
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")

INDIRECT (VIA high) -> low -- (less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "low prices"; "the reservoir is low")

Sense 5
advanced, sophisticated -- (ahead in development; complex or intricate; "advanced technology"; "a sophisticated electronic control system")

INDIRECT (VIA high-tech) -> low-tech -- (not involving high technology)

Sense 6
advanced, ripe -- (far along in time; "a man of advanced age"; "advanced in years"; "a ripe old age"; "the ripe age of 90")

INDIRECT (VIA middle, late) -> early -- (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")
INDIRECT (VIA late, early) -> middle -- (between an earlier and a later period of time; "in the middle years"; "in his middle thirties")

Sense 7
advanced -- ((of societies) highly developed especially in technology or industry; "advanced societies"; "an advanced country technologically")

INDIRECT (VIA civilized) -> noncivilized, noncivilised -- (not having a high state of culture and social development)

Sense 8
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 advanced

8 senses of advanced

Sense 1
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")
       => precocious (vs. retarded) -- (characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude); "a precocious child"; "a precocious achievement")

Sense 2
advanced (prenominal) -- (comparatively late in a course of development; "the illness had reached an advanced stage"; "an advanced state of exhaustion")
       => late (vs. early), later (prenominal) -- (at or toward an end or late period or stage of development; "the late phase of feudalism"; "a later symptom of the disease"; "later medical science could have saved the child")

Sense 3
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?")
       => progressive (vs. regressive) -- (favoring or promoting progress; "progressive schools")

Sense 4
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")
       => high (vs. low) -- (greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "a high temperature"; "a high price"; "the high point of his career"; "high risks"; "has high hopes"; "the river is high"; "he has a high opinion of himself")

Sense 5
advanced, sophisticated -- (ahead in development; complex or intricate; "advanced technology"; "a sophisticated electronic control system")
       => high-tech (vs. low-tech), hi-tech -- (resembling or making use of highly advanced technology or devices)

Sense 6
advanced, ripe -- (far along in time; "a man of advanced age"; "advanced in years"; "a ripe old age"; "the ripe age of 90")
       => late (vs. early) (vs. middle) -- (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 7
advanced -- ((of societies) highly developed especially in technology or industry; "advanced societies"; "an advanced country technologically")
       => civilized (vs. noncivilized), civilised -- (having a high state of culture and development both social and technological; "terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world")

Sense 8
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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