Synonyms for advances

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : ad-vans, -vahns
Phonetic Transcription : ædˈvæns, -ˈvɑns

Top 10 synonyms for advances Other synonyms for the word advances

Définition of advances

Origin :
  • c.1300, "boasting, ostentation," from advance (v.). Early 15c. as "advancement in rank, wealth, etc." Advances "amorous overtures" is from 1706.
  • noun desirous pursuit of someone
  • noun forward movement
  • noun improvement, progress in development
  • noun money given beforehand
  • verb move something forward, often quickly
  • verb promote or propose an idea
  • verb give money beforehand
  • verb increase in amount, number, or position
Example sentences :
  • He repulsed the advances of neighbors, and became what Robert called him—a miser.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • He then takes leave of his followers, one by one, and advances alone to attack the dragon.
  • Extract from : « Beowulf » by Unknown
  • We must hold that to be no crime which advances our common objects.
  • Extract from : « Calderon The Courtier » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • While Calderon gains ground with the prince, Uzeda advances with the king.
  • Extract from : « Calderon The Courtier » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • I shall repay the—hum—the advances I have had from you, sir, with peculiar pleasure.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • I beg to be informed at your earliest convenience, what advances you have made my son.'
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • In "Twelfth Night," both ladies make the first advances in love.
  • Extract from : « A Dish Of Orts » by George MacDonald
  • I didn't even make the first advances towards your acquaintance.'
  • Extract from : « A Woman Intervenes » by Robert Barr
  • Evidence of this tendency multiplies as the century advances.
  • Extract from : « The Enclosures in England » by Harriett Bradley
  • She discouraged his advances, however, and he gave up his situation.
  • Extract from : « A Zola Dictionary » by J. G. Patterson

Antonyms for advances

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