advance (something) to
To pay money ahead of schedule. Maria's boss advanced next week's paycheck to her so that she could pay her car repair bill.
advance something to someone or something (against something)
to make an early payment of a sum of money promised or owed to a person or organization. We advanced the money to Tom against his next month's salary.
advance to(ward) someone or something
to move forward in the direction of someone or something. The line of people slowly advanced to the door of the theater.