Lewis & Short

advento, āvi, ātum, 1, v. freq. [id.], to come continually nearer to a point (cotidianis itineribus accedere et appropinquare, Manut. ad Cic. Fam. 2, 6 init.), to come on, to approach, to arrive at or come to (esp. with the access. idea of speed, haste; only a few times in Cic., and never in his orations; in the histt. used esp. of the advance of the enemy’s army in military order, and the like, cf. Herz. ad Auct. B. G. 8, 20; hence without the signif. of a hostile attack, which adoriri and aggredi have); constr. absol., with adv., prepp., the dat., or acc., cf. Rudd. II. p. 136.

        1. (α) Absol.: multi alii adventant, Enn. ap. Macr. 6, 15 (Trag. v. 73 Vahl.): te id admonitum advento, Plaut. Aul. 2, 1, 24: quod jam tempus adventat, advances with rapid strides, Cic. de Or. 1, 45, 199: adventans senectus, id. Sen. 1, 2: tu adventare ac prope adesse jam debes, id. Att. 4. 17: Caesar adventare, jam jamque adesse ejus equites falso nuntiabantur, Caes. B. C. 1, 14; Auct. B. G. 8, 20.
        2. (β) With adv. of place: quo cum adventaret, etc., Auct. B. G. 8, 26.
        3. (γ) With prepp.: ad Italiam, Cic. Fam. 2, 6, 1: ad urbem, Verg. A. 11, 514: sub ipsam finem, id. ib. 5, 428: in subsidium, Tac. A. 14, 32.
        4. (δ) With dat.: adventante fatali urbi clade, Liv. 5, 33: accipiendo Armeniae regno adventabat, Tac. A. 16, 23: portis, Stat. Th. 11, 20, 2.
          (ε) With acc. (cf. advenio): propinqua Seleuciae adventabat, Tac. A. 6, 44: barbaricos pagos ad ventans, Amm. 14, 10; so of name of town: postquam Romam adventabant, Sall. J. 28.