gradual improvement or growth or development
"advancement of knowledge"; "great progress in the arts"
progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion(noun)
the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
rise, forward motion, emanation, cash advance, feeler, patterned advance, progression, improvement, advancement, approach, furtherance, advance, procession, betterment, overture, onward motion, promotion
progress, progression, advance(verb)
a movement forward
"he listened for the progress of the troops"
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"
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
advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on(verb)
move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
"Time marches on"
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
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"
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
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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."
The progress of truth; progress in virtue; toward perfection; from a lower to a higher state.
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List of paraphrases:
advances, advancement, headway, achievement, advance, strides, advancements, progression, developments, progrès, course, interim, achievements, breakthrough, advanced, development, evolution, progreso, improvement, step, gains, progresso, forward, progressive, success, improvements, avances, acting, status, courses, progressed
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How to use progress in a sentence?
We're not going to build progress with a bunch of phony tough talk and bluster and over-the-top claims, that just play into ISIL's hands.
I am a progressive who wants to make progress and actually produce real results in people's lives. That's what I'm offering. I'm not overpromising, i'm laying out the plans that I have, I'm asking people to look at them and I'm asking people to hold me accountable.
The power to question is the basis of all human progress.
We’ve made a lot of progress addressing youth access to these products.
This victory shows that no one, not even President Trump, is above the law, offshore drilling and the associated threat of devastating oil spills puts coastal economies and ways of life at risk while worsening the consequences of climate change. President Trump wanted to erase all the environmental progress we've made, but we fought back and we won.
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- progrésCatalan, Valencian
- areng, edenemineEstonian
- edetä, eteneminen, edistyä, edistysFinnish
- progrès, améliorationFrench
- piseachScottish Gaelic
- pwogrèHaitian Creole
- fejlődés, haladás, fejlődikHungarian
- 進行, 進歩Japanese
- 進行, 진행, 전진, 進步, 前進, 진보Korean
- Progrès, FortschrëttLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- напредок, прогресMacedonian
- vordering, vorderingen maken, voortgang, vooruitgangDutch
- seguir, progresso, progredirPortuguese
- framgång, framstegSwedish
- پیش رفتUrdu
- 進步, tiến bộVietnamese
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