avancer

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

avancer c

  1. plural indefinite of avance

Verb[edit]

avancer or avancér

  1. imperative of avancere

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Late Latin abante

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

avancer

  1. (intransitive) to advance, to go forward
  2. (intransitive) to progress
  3. (transitive) to bring forward, to advance
  4. (transitive) to propose, to put forward
  5. (reflexive, ~ vers) to move towards, to go up to, to approach
  6. (transitive, the recipient is introduced by the preposition à, colloquial) to help out somebody by lending him money for a short time (for example because he doesn't have any cash and the store doesn't take bank cards), to tide someone over
    Tu saurais m'avancer cinq euros ? Je te rembourse ça dans dix minutes.

Conjugation[edit]

This verb is part of a group of -er verbs for which ‘c’ is softened to a ‘ç’ before the vowels ‘a’ and ‘o’.

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Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

avancer

  1. Alternative form of avancier

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-c, *-cs, *-ct are modified to z, z, zt. In addition, c becomes ç before an a, o or u to keep the /ts/ sound intact. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.