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Synonyms for progress
ˈprɒg rɛs, -rəs; esp. Brit. ˈproʊ grɛs; prəˈgrɛs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. advancement, progress(noun)

    gradual improvement or growth or development

    "advancement of knowledge"; "great progress in the arts"

    Synonyms:
    advancement, procession, furtherance, promotion, advance, progression, onward motion, forward motion

    Antonyms:
    retrogress, regress, retrograde

  2. progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion(noun)

    the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)

    Synonyms:
    rise, forward motion, emanation, cash advance, feeler, patterned advance, progression, improvement, advancement, approach, furtherance, advance, procession, betterment, overture, onward motion, promotion

    Antonyms:
    retrograde, retrogress, regress

  3. progress, progression, advance(verb)

    a movement forward

    "he listened for the progress of the troops"

    Synonyms:
    advancement, procession, advance, feeler, improvement, betterment, onward motion, approach, cash advance, overture, patterned advance, progression, rise, forward motion

    Antonyms:
    retrogress, retrograde, regress

  4. progress, come on, come along, advance, get on, get along, shape up(verb)

    develop in a positive way

    "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up"

    Synonyms:
    throw out, fare, mature, set ahead, come, bring forward, build up, come along, board, pass on, get along, win, supercharge, kick upstairs, maturate, pull ahead, come on, make headway, go up, advance, surface, upgrade, make out, encourage, further, come up, gain, bestride, elevate, age, mount up, do, draw close, draw near, boost, go on, gain ground, jump on, raise, work up, move on, get on, get on with, hop on, senesce, approach, shape up, show up, turn up, climb on, get along with, appear, come near, mount, march on, come out, be on, near, promote, get ahead, build

    Antonyms:
    retrogress, regress, retrograde

  5. advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on(verb)

    move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

    "Time marches on"

    Synonyms:
    throw out, hand, circulate, supercharge, pass off, go along, bring forward, build up, come along, upgrade, get along, win, elevate, kick upstairs, continue, work up, pull ahead, come on, carry on, make headway, advance, fall out, encourage, further, come up, gain, keep, pass on, leave, give, promote, happen, boost, go on, gain ground, occur, raise, pass, move on, pass along, get on, come about, proceed, impart, communicate, pass around, put across, distribute, turn over, shape up, reach, relegate, take place, submit, set ahead, march on, hap, get ahead, build

    Antonyms:
    retrograde, retrogress, regress

  6. build up, work up, build, progress(verb)

    form or accumulate steadily

    "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"

    Synonyms:
    work out, fortify, get up, come on, construct, go on, arm, build, come along, develop, move on, shape up, build up, pass on, march on, get along, advance, establish, gird, ramp up, get on, make, work up

    Antonyms:
    retrograde, regress, retrogress

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. progress

    Progress (Latin pro, forward, gradior, go) is a moving onward or forward, whether in space or in the mental or moral realm, and may be either mechanical, individual, or social. Attainment, development, and proficiency are more absolute than the other words of the group, denoting some point of advantage or of comparative perfection reached by forward or onward movement; we speak of attainments in virtue or scholarship, proficiency in music or languages, the development of new powers or organs; proficiency includes the idea of skill. Advance may denote either a forward movement or the point gained by forward movement, but always relatively with reference to the point from which the movement started; as, this is a great advance. Advance admits the possibility of retreat; progress (Latin progredi, to walk forward) is steady and constant forward movement, admitting of pause, but not of retreat; advance suggests more clearly a point to be reached, while progress lays the emphasis upon the forward movement; we may speak of slow or rapid progress, but more naturally of swift advance. Progress is more frequently used of abstractions; as, the progress of ideas; progression fixes the attention chiefly upon the act of moving forward. In a thing good in itself all advance or progress is improvement; there is a growing tendency to restrict the words to this favorable sense, using increase indifferently of good or evil; one may say without limitation, "I am an advocate of progress."

    Synonyms:
    advance, advancement, attainment, development, growth, improvement, increase, proficiency, progression

    Antonyms:
    check, decline, delay, falling back, falling off, relapse, retrogression, stay, stop, stoppage

    Preposition:
    The progress of truth; progress in virtue; toward perfection; from a lower to a higher state.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. progress(n)

    Synonyms:
    advancement, advance, movement, proceeding, way, journey, proficiency, speed, growth

    Antonyms:
    delay, stoppage, retreat, stay, retrogression, failure, relapse

Editors Contribution

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    Submitted by rinat on August 14, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. progress(n.)

    Synonyms:
    advancement, advance, progression, proficiency

  2. progress(n.)

    Synonyms:
    growth, increase, improvement

  3. progress(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    advance, proceed, go on, get on, go ahead, get ahead, get forward, get along, make head, make headway, work one's way, make one's way, make progress

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. progress(n)

    Synonyms:
    progression, advancement, improvement

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How to use progress in a sentence?

  1. Chief Executive Julian Geiger:

    We are encouraged by our progress during the initial part of the back-to-school season, especially the significant improvement in our girls business.

  2. Ben Carson:

    Virtually everything that can be attributed to progress by using fetal tissue can also use other types of tissue, if it were the only way to do something and there was no other way, there might be an argument. But under these circumstances, there isn't a legitimate argument.

  3. Jeroen Dijsselbloem:

    Since the last Eurogroup quite a bit of progress has been made, i'm getting some positive reports from the talks in Brussels. Still, lots of issues have to be solved, have to been deepened more, with more details, so there will be no agreements on Monday. We have to be realistic.

  4. Alberto Wuazorna:

    We're making progress and working toward totally eradicating FGM. It's an issue that's being discussed now at local and national indigenous assemblies and is something we hope can end in the next 10 to 15 years.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    The strong consensus is that in order for us to succeed long-term in this fight against (ISIS), we have to develop local security forces that can sustain progress. It is not enough for us to simply send in American troops to temporarily set back organizations like (ISIS), but then as soon as we leave see that void filled again by extremists, if we try to do everything ourselves all across the Middle East, all across North Africa, we'll be playing whack-a-mole and there'll be a whole lot of unintended consequences that ultimately make us less secure.


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