v. t. & i.1.To advance; to profit.
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Thy nece, thy cosyn, thy sister or thy doghter, If she be faire, if handsom be her myddell, Yf thy better hath her love besoght her, Avaunce his cause and he shall help thy nede.
I see pat nchesse yefeth (='gives') no suffisaunce, Ne hyhe estate ne worldly reuerence, And pogh pat worldly fame a man avaunce, Of gentilesse it 3euep (='gives') none evidence.