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English noun: progress

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


SamplesAdvancement of knowledge.
Great progress in the arts.


Synonymsadvancement


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


Antonymsretreat

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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