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English noun: progress

1. progress (act) gradual improvement or growth or development

SamplesAdvancement of knowledge.
Great progress in the arts.


Broader (hypernym)development

Narrower (hyponym)forwarding, furtherance, promotion, stride, work flow, workflow

2. progress (act) the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)

Synonymsadvance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion, procession, progression

Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement

Narrower (hyponym)career, clear sailing, easy going, leapfrog, life history, march, plain sailing, push


3. progress (event) a movement forward

SamplesHe listened for the progress of the troops.

Synonymsadvance, progression

Broader (hypernym)change of location, travel

Narrower (hyponym)head, headway

English verb: progress

1. progress (change) develop in a positive way

SamplesHe progressed well in school.
My plants are coming along.
Plans are shaping up.

Synonymsadvance, come along, come on, get along, get on, shape up

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)develop

Narrower (hyponym)climb, leapfrog

Antonymsretrogress, regress, retrograde

2. progress (motion) move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

SamplesTime marches on.

Synonymsadvance, go on, march on, move on, pass on

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

Narrower (hyponym)close in, creep up, draw in, edge, elapse, encroach, forge, glide by, go along, go by, impinge, inch, infringe, lapse, overhaul, overtake, pass, pass, penetrate, plough on, press on, push on, rachet up, ratchet, ratchet down, slide by, slip away, slip by, sneak up, string, string along

Antonymsdraw back, move back, pull away, pull back, recede, retreat, withdraw, retire

3. progress (change) form or accumulate steadily

SamplesResistance to the manager's plan built up quickly.
Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border.

Synonymsbuild, build up, work up

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)develop

Verb groupbuild, build, build up, ramp up, work up

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