Synonyms of 'progress'
1 developmentDictionary, increase, growthThe two sides made little progress towards agreement.The doctors say they are pleased with her progress.
the development of the embryo
a sharp increase in productivity
enormous economic growth
Air safety has not improved since the advances of the 1970s.
House prices showed a gain of nearly 8% in June.
the dramatic improvements in conditions
dedicated to the promotion of new ideas and research
The breakthrough came hours before a UN deadline.
He cared little for social advancement.
His research is for the betterment of mankind.
a demand for amelioration of conditions
the passage of troops through Spain
her work for the advancement of the status of women
Both drugs slow the progression of HIV.
a series of naval battles which altered the course of history
They simulated an advance on enemy positions.
Police were making little headway in the investigation.
1 move onDictionary, continue, travelHe progressed slowly along the coast in an easterly direction.
As the investigation continued, the plot began to thicken.
You can travel to Helsinki tomorrow.
Rebel forces are advancing on the capital.
She proceeded along the hallway.
make inroads (into)
make your way
crack on (informal)
2 developDictionary, improve, advanceHe came round to see how our work was progressing.
Children develop at different rates.
He improved their house.
The country has advanced from a rural society to an industrial power.
Our parents came here with the hope of bettering themselves.
The population continues to increase.
The economy continues to grow.
I asked how he was getting on.
He is coming on very well at the violin.
young girls who have not yet matured
Why do some people take longer than others to blossom?
Nothing can be done to ameliorate the situation.
Printing, gunpowder, and the magnet... these three have changed the whole face and state of things throughout the world – Essays]What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance – Impressions and Comments]Perhaps the best definition of progress would be the continuing efforts of men and women to narrow the gap between the convenience of the powers that be and the unwritten charter – Speak Out: The Necessity of Protest]You can't say civilization don't advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new wayThat's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind – on his first steps on the moon's surface]
One step at a time
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Thesaurus for progress from the Collins English Thesaurus
Progress is the process of gradually improving or getting nearer to achieving or completing something.