What are some alternative words for Forward?

Synonyms for Forward
ˈfɔr wərd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forward(noun)

    the person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey

    Antonyms:
    blate, converse, reversive, retroflexed, rearward, retracted, reverse, retral, transposed, cacuminal, regressive, bashful, self-referent, backswept, backward, receding(a), sweptback, retroflex, retrograde, reflexive, returning(a), inverse, reversed, regardant(ip), rearwards, backwards, back

  2. forward(adj)

    a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team

    Antonyms:
    regressive, returning(a), reverse, reversed, retroflex, inverse, sweptback, transposed, rearward, reflexive, regardant(ip), cacuminal, retral, self-referent, reversive, retracted, retroflexed, backswept, bashful, backward, receding(a), blate, converse, retrograde, back, rearwards, backwards

  3. forward(adj)

    at or near or directed toward the front

    "the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion"

    Synonyms:
    forward-moving, advancing

    Antonyms:
    rearward, sweptback, retral, transposed, reverse, regressive, reversive, retroflexed, backward, backswept, cacuminal, retrograde, returning(a), receding(a), converse, reversed, self-referent, regardant(ip), reflexive, retroflex, bashful, retracted, blate, inverse, backwards, back, rearwards

  4. forward(adj)

    used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty

    "a forward child badly in need of discipline"

    Synonyms:
    forward-moving, advancing

    Antonyms:
    regressive, blate, rearward, transposed, retroflexed, cacuminal, backward, reverse, bashful, retroflex, inverse, returning(a), converse, receding(a), retrograde, backswept, reflexive, reversed, reversive, sweptback, regardant(ip), self-referent, retracted, retral, back, backwards, rearwards

  5. forward(adj)

    of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle

    "in a forward gear"

    Synonyms:
    forward-moving, advancing

    Antonyms:
    inverse, reverse, retroflex, regressive, transposed, reversed, retral, converse, reflexive, backswept, reversive, cacuminal, self-referent, retracted, receding(a), retroflexed, blate, backward, rearward, returning(a), bashful, retrograde, regardant(ip), sweptback, back, rearwards, backwards

  6. advancing, forward, forward-moving(verb)

    moving forward

    Synonyms:
    forward, forward-moving, advancing

    Antonyms:
    retroflex, backward, reversed, inverse, reversive, converse, receding(a), cacuminal, rearward, retracted, returning(a), backswept, reverse, retrograde, reflexive, regressive, sweptback, retral, retroflexed, bashful, regardant(ip), blate, self-referent, transposed, back, rearwards, backwards

  7. forward, send on(adverb)

    send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit

    "forward my mail"

    Synonyms:
    forward, send on

    Antonyms:
    self-referent, retroflex, blate, backward, reverse, backswept, reflexive, rearward, regardant(ip), regressive, reversive, transposed, bashful, sweptback, retrograde, receding(a), reversed, retracted, cacuminal, converse, inverse, retral, returning(a), retroflexed, rearwards, backwards, back

  8. forward, forwards, frontward, frontwards, forrad, forrard(adverb)

    at or to or toward the front

    "he faced forward"; "step forward"; "she practiced sewing backward as well as frontward on her new sewing machine"; (`forrad' and `forrard' are dialectal variations)

    Synonyms:
    forrad, forrard, frontwards, forwards, frontward, ahead, forth, forrader, onwards, onward, fore, forward

    Antonyms:
    backswept, retroflex, rearward, retracted, backward, reverse, sweptback, cacuminal, receding(a), converse, regressive, retrograde, regardant(ip), retral, inverse, transposed, reflexive, blate, self-referent, reversive, bashful, reversed, retroflexed, returning(a), rearwards, back, backwards

  9. forth, forward, onward(adverb)

    forward in time or order or degree

    "from that time forth"; "from the sixth century onward"

    Synonyms:
    forrad, off, frontwards, forwards, frontward, ahead, forth, forrader, onwards, onward, fore, away, forward, forrard

    Antonyms:
    retral, backswept, backward, reversive, bashful, reverse, regardant(ip), retroflexed, transposed, rearward, retroflex, retracted, sweptback, cacuminal, reversed, blate, reflexive, receding(a), retrograde, converse, regressive, self-referent, returning(a), inverse, rearwards, backwards, back

  10. ahead, forward(adverb)

    toward the future; forward in time

    "I like to look ahead in imagination to what the future may bring"; "I look forward to seeing you"

    Synonyms:
    frontwards, before, forrader, onward, forrad, in the lead, forward, onwards, in advance, forwards, forrard, in front, out front, forth, frontward, fore, ahead, beforehand

    Antonyms:
    inverse, reflexive, blate, reversive, regressive, receding(a), reversed, retral, reverse, cacuminal, returning(a), bashful, retroflexed, backward, retroflex, backswept, retrograde, rearward, transposed, regardant(ip), self-referent, retracted, sweptback, converse, rearwards, backwards, back

  11. ahead, onward, onwards, forward, forwards, forrader(adverb)

    in a forward direction

    "go ahead"; "the train moved ahead slowly"; "the boat lurched ahead"; "moved onward into the forest"; "they went slowly forward in the mud"

    Synonyms:
    frontwards, before, forrader, onward, forrad, in the lead, forward, onwards, in advance, forwards, forrard, in front, out front, forth, frontward, fore, ahead, beforehand

    Antonyms:
    retroflex, retrograde, cacuminal, receding(a), reverse, retral, regardant(ip), transposed, backswept, returning(a), reflexive, backward, retroflexed, regressive, converse, blate, rearward, reversive, inverse, retracted, self-referent, bashful, reversed, sweptback, backwards, rearwards, back

  12. fore, forward(adverb)

    near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane

    "the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments"

    Synonyms:
    forrad, forrard, frontwards, forwards, frontward, ahead, forth, forrader, onwards, onward, fore, forward

    Antonyms:
    regardant(ip), backward, reverse, reversive, backswept, sweptback, receding(a), bashful, cacuminal, retrograde, retral, self-referent, reversed, retracted, returning(a), converse, reflexive, rearward, retroflexed, retroflex, blate, regressive, inverse, transposed, back, backwards, rearwards

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. forward

    Antecedent may denote simple priority in time, implying no direct connection between that which goes before and that which follows; as, the striking of one clock may be always antecedent to the striking of another with no causal connection between them. Antecedent and previous may refer to that which goes or happens at any distance in advance, preceding is limited to that which is immediately or next before; an antecedent event may have happened at any time before; the preceding transaction is the one completed just before the one with which it is compared; a previous statement or chapter may be in any part of the book that has gone before; the preceding statement or chapter comes next before without an interval. Previous often signifies first by right; as, a previous engagement. Foregoing is used only of that which is spoken or written; as, the foregoing statements. Anterior, while it can be used of time, is coming to be employed chiefly with reference to place; as the anterior lobes of the brain. Prior bears exclusive reference to time, and commonly where that which is first in time is first also in right; as, a prior demand. Former is used of time, or of position in written or printed matter, not of space in general. We can say former times, a former chapter, etc., but not the former part of a garden; we should say the front part of the garden, the forward car of a train. Former has a close relation, or sharp contrast, with something following; the former always implies the latter, even when not fully expressed, as in Acts i, 1, and Eccles. vii, 10.

    Synonyms:
    antecedent, anterior, earlier, foregoing, former, front, introductory, precedent, preceding, preliminary, previous, prior

    Antonyms:
    after, concluding, consequent, following, hind, hinder, hindmost, later, latter, posterior, subsequent, succeeding

    Preposition:
    Such was the state of things previous to the revolution. [Previous to is often used adverbially, in constructions where previously to would be more strictly correct; as, these arrangements were made previous to my departure.]

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. forward

    Synonyms:
    advanced, ready, eager, anxious, obtrusive, self-assertive, impertinent, progressive, onward, confident, bold, presumptuous

    Antonyms:
    tardy, backward, reluctant, indifferent, slow, retiring, modest

Editors Contribution

  1. further

    further is a synonym for forward.

    i could not go further with my aching legs!

    Submitted by anonymous on June 1, 2020  
  2. promote

    she promotes the ideal of minimalism by organizing some workshops during weekends.

    Submitted by marinahalim on June 1, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. forward(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    onward, progressively, not backward

  2. forward(a.)

    Synonyms:
    onward, progressive

  3. forward(a.)

    Synonyms:
    front, fore, at the fore part, near the fore part

  4. forward(a.)

    Synonyms:
    ready, prompt, willing, eager, earnest, zealous

  5. forward(a.)

    Synonyms:
    bold, confident, presumptuous, presuming, impertinent, pert, flippant, brazen, assuming, brazen-faced, BRASSY, CHEEKY

  6. forward(a.)

    Synonyms:
    early, premature

  7. forward(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    advance, promote, further, foster, support, favor, encourage, help on, help forward

  8. forward(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    quicken, hasten, accelerate, expedite, speed, despatch, hurry

  9. forward(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    transmit, send on, send forward

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. forward(a)

    Synonyms:
    anterior, fore, overready, presumptuous, brazen, impertinent, obtrusive, intrusive, premature, precocious

  2. forward(v)

    Synonyms:
    advance, promote, accelerate, expedite, further, transmit, send, ship

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How to use Forward in a sentence?

  1. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    This does not mean that either of these sites will be chosen; we will also be assessing other locations in coming weeks, ultimately, the facility surveys will provide me, the rest of the President's national security team and Congress with some of the information needed to chart a responsible way forward and a plan so that we can close the detention facility at Guantanamo and this chapter in our history once and for all.

  2. Fox News Contributor Charles Hurt:

    If, in fact, this goes forward and Hillary Clinton loses the election, and turns out there’s nothing but yoga emails on the server or completely irrelevant, harmless emails, it’s gonna be devastating for the FBI.

  3. Chris Rickerd:

    While we welcome cameras as a step forward, they are not a complete solution to CBP's troubling track record of excessive force and other abuses.

  4. Roger Wicker:

    Gayle and I are looking forward to this campaign and sharing my record of successfully fighting to reduce job-killing regulations, confirm conservative judges, enact historic tax cuts, rebuild our military, and honor our veterans, we will work hard to once again earn the votes and support of all Mississippians.

  5. Joseph Dunford:

    That is one of the more important tasks we face, is to prioritize and allocate resources in accordance with the strategy, and... if you look at what the combatant commanders would identity as their requirements, our inventory falls short of meeting all of what the combatant commanders would want to have, so the art for us is to have enough of our forces forward to demonstrate commitment, assure our allies, to demonstrate the ability to respond -- which enhances deterrence -- and then have the inherent flexibility in the force to get the right amount of forces in the right place, at the right time in the event deterrence fails.


Translations for Forward

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  • voor, voort, vorentoe, voorwaarts, aanstuur, verder, verwag, voorspelAfrikaans
  • إلى الأمامArabic
  • перасла́ць, перасыла́цьBelarusian
  • занапред, нападател, преден, крило, препращам, напред, нататък, нахаленBulgarian
  • atacant, davanter, ala, alerCatalan, Valencian
  • útočník, přední, přeposlat, dopředu, vpředCzech
  • [[ab]] [[diesem]] [[Tag]], vorn, Bug, nachsenden, vorne, ab, weiterleiten, vorwärts, vorlaut, vorderGerman
  • προάγω, εμπρός, προπετής, μπροστά, προωθώ, εμπρόσθιος, επιθετικός, αυθάδης, μπροστινόςGreek
  • impertinenta, antaŭaEsperanto
  • adelante, remitir, avanteSpanish
  • جلوPersian
  • keula, odotettu, lähtien, kokka, uskallettu, uskalias, etinen, eteenpäin, etummainen, etu-, hyökkääjä, välittää, ennustettu, tulevaFinnish
  • en avant, à partir de, avant, cavalier, osé, à partir d'[[aujourd'hui]], [[aller]] [[en]] [[avant]], avancer, ForwardFrench
  • urrúsach, ar aghaidhIrish
  • הלאה, קדימהHebrew
  • अग्रसरित करना, आगे की ओर, अगला, सामने, भेजना, भविष्य, आगे को चलता करना, आगे, अग्रस्थHindi
  • előre, továbbít, ezután, csatár, kezdve, fogva, továbbHungarian
  • հարձակվող, առաջArmenian
  • meneruskanIndonesian
  • inoltrare, trasmettere, avantiItalian
  • קדימהHebrew
  • 送る, 後, 届ける, 転送, 前方, 前, 回送, 渡す, フォワード, 送り渡すJapanese
  • 앞으로Korean
  • whakamua, whakametometoMāori
  • videresendeNorwegian
  • doorsturenDutch
  • vidaresendeNorwegian Nynorsk
  • baug, framover, framtidig, spiss, direkte, fremre, forward, heretterNorwegian
  • napastnik, do przoduPolish
  • esperado, futuro, [[para]] [[frente]], atrevido, proa, frontal, atacante, repassar, dianteiro, adiante, fronteiro, avante, em diante, frentePortuguese
  • înainteRomanian
  • нахальный, дерзкий, передовой, пересылать, далее, дальше, нападающий, переправить, нос, вперёд, впредь, форвард, переправлять, передний, переслать, развязныйRussian
  • послати, unapred, prenijeti, naprijed, напред, poslati, напријед, prednji, napred, проследити, отпослати, proslediti, пренијети, otposlati, предњиSerbo-Croatian
  • útočníkSlovak
  • främre, hädanefter, vidarebefodra, framtida, påflugen, framåt, anfallare, framåt-Swedish
  • imuaTonga (Tonga Islands)
  • sevk etmek, yollamak, ileriye, müstakbel, olası, öne, ileri, ön, göndermekTurkish
  • آگےUrdu
  • gởi tiếp, gửi tiếp, tiếp, đầuVietnamese
  • 向前Chinese

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