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Synonyms for Forward
ˈfɔr wərdFor·ward

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. forwardnoun

    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. forwardadjective

    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. forwardadjective

    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. forwardadjective

    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. forwardadjective

    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-movingverb

    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 onadverb

    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, forrardadverb

    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, onwardadverb

    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, forwardadverb

    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, forraderadverb

    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, forwardadverb

    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

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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  
  3. onward

    in a continuing forward direction; ahead.

    we were onward from the other racers.

    Submitted by anonymous on April 6, 2021  
  4. escheat

    the term is “to remit to”. to “forward” would be better even than “revert”.

    the property was forwarded to the comptroller.

    Submitted by Javiously3000 on March 7, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. forwardadjective

    Synonyms:
    onward, progressively, not backward

  2. forwardadjective

    Synonyms:
    onward, progressive

  3. forwardadjective

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

  4. forwardadjective

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

  5. forwardadjective

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

  6. forwardadjective

    Synonyms:
    early, premature

  7. forwardverb

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

  8. forwardverb

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

  9. forwardverb

    Synonyms:
    transmit, send on, send forward

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. forwardadjective

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

  2. forwardverb

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

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How to use Forward in a sentence?

  1. Sam Diedrich:

    If you had described the environment (at the start of the year) and asked people what they expected macro to do, I think people would have said 'quite well', the drivers for macro returns are really (the) ability to capture the trends that exist, so it's hard to predict that going forward, but a lot of the drivers that would seem very positive are setting up for this year again.

  2. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    Im looking forward to seeing where and how far theyd be willing to move on that, but Im encouraged, i think theres some wiggle room here.Its super-bizarre,really weird. Never thought in my life that one of my first pushes would be alongside Ted Cruz.

  3. Scott Berkowitz:

    It is our hope that this will not deter victims from coming forward and reporting their assault.

  4. Robert Behnkens:

    [ My son ] has only seen the pictures and video from before he was born, from my previous missions... I do want him to know that it's a mission that I feel strongly about, it's going forward in a way that I think is important for us, as humans — as Americans as well. And I want Robert Behnkens to be proud of Robert Behnkens father.

  5. Geoffrey Berman:

    I learned in a press release from the Attorney General tonight that I was' stepping down' as United States Attorney. I have not resigned, and have no intention of resigning, my position, to which I was appointed by the Judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, i will step down when a presidentially appointed nominee is confirmed by the Senate. Until then, our investigations will move forward without delay or interruption.


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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