Transform vs Advance - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between transform and advance

is that transform is to undergo a transformation while advance is to move forwards, to approach.

As verbs the difference between transform and advance

is that transform is to change greatly the appearance or form of while advance is to bring forward; to move towards the front; to make to go on.

As nouns the difference between transform and advance

is that transform is (mathematics) the result of a transformation while advance is a forward move; improvement or progression.

As an adjective advance is

completed before need or a milestone event.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

transform

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To change greatly the appearance or form of.
  • The alchemists sought to transform lead into gold.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Love may transform me to an oyster.
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  • , author= , title=Well-connected Brains , volume=100, issue=2, page=171 , magazine=(American Scientist) citation , passage=Creating a complete map of the human connectome would therefore be a monumental milestone but not the end of the journey to understanding how our brains work. The achievement will transform neuroscience and serve as the starting point for asking questions we could not otherwise have answered, […].}}
  • To change the nature, condition or function of; to change in nature, disposition, heart, character, etc.; to convert.
  • * Bible, Romans xii. 2
  • Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.
  • (mathematics) To subject to a transformation; to change into another form without altering the value.
  • (electricity) To subject to the action of a transformer.
  • (genetics) To subject (a cell) to transformation.
  • To undergo a transformation.
  • Synonyms

    * (change greatly the appearance or form of) alter, change, convert, make over, transmogrify * (sense) alter, change * (undergo a transformation) alter, change

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (mathematics) the result of a transformation
  • Derived terms

    * Fourier transform

    advance

    English

    Alternative forms

    * advaunce

    Verb

    (advanc)
  • To bring forward; to move towards the front; to make to go on.
  • (obsolete) To raise; to elevate.
  • They advanced their eyelids. — Shakespeare
  • To raise to a higher rank; to promote.
  • * Bible, Esther iii. 1
  • Ahasueres advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes.
  • * Prescott
  • This, however, was in time evaded by the monarchs, who advanced certain of their own retainers to a level with the ancient peers of the land
  • To accelerate the growth or progress of; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten.
  • to advance the ripening of fruit
    to advance one's interests
  • To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show.
  • to advance an argument
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Some ne'er advance a judgment of their own.
  • To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.
  • To furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due, or in aid of an enterprise; to supply beforehand.
  • Merchants often advance money on a contract or on goods consigned to them.
  • To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate.
  • to advance the price of goods
  • To move forwards, to approach.
  • He rose from his chair and advanced to greet me.
  • (obsolete) To extol; to laud.
  • * Spenser
  • greatly advancing his gay chivalry

    Synonyms

    * raise, elevate, exalt, aggrandize, improve, heighten, accelerate, allege, adduce, assign

    Derived terms

    * advancement * in advance * in advance of

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A forward move; improvement or progression.
  • an advance in health or knowledge
    an advance in rank or office
  • An amount of money or credit, especially given as a loan, or paid before it is due; an advancement.
  • * Jay
  • I shall, with pleasure, make the necessary advances .
  • * Kent
  • The account was made up with intent to show what advances had been made.
  • An addition to the price; rise in price or value.
  • an advance on the prime cost of goods
  • (in the plural) An opening approach or overture, especially of an unwelcome or sexual nature.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • [He] made the like advances to the dissenters.
  • * 1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), , chapter 4:
  • As the sun fell, so did our spirits. I had tried to make advances to the girl again; but she would have none of me, and so I was not only thirsty but otherwise sad and downhearted.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Completed before need or a milestone event.
  • He made an advance payment on the prior shipment to show good faith.
  • Preceding.
  • The advance man came a month before the candidate.
  • Forward.
  • The scouts found a site for an advance base.

    Derived terms

    * advance person