betterment, development, evolution, forward movement, growth, headway, improvement, progress.
1 approach, bear down, come near, forge ahead, gain ground, go forward, make headway, make progress, inf make strides, move forward, press ahead, press on, proceed, progress, inf push on.
2 science advances, develop, evolve, grow, improve, increase, prosper, thrive.
3 advance your career. accelerate, assist, benefit, boost, expedite, facilitate, further, help the progress of, promote.
4 advance a theory. adduce, cite, furnish, give, present, propose, submit, suggest.
5 advance money. lend, loan, offer, pay, proffer, provide, supply.