verb (used without object) pro·gress [pruh-gres] /prəˈgrɛs/
SYNONYMS FOR progress
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Idioms for progress
Origin of progress
historical usage of progress
The verb progress entered English in the second half of the 16th century in a functional shift of the noun to a verb (a functional shift, also called functional change, is a change in the grammatical function of a word, such as the noun fun having taken on adjective meanings).
In the 18th century, the verb progress was no longer common in Britain, but was used with regularity in the United States (George Washington, in a letter of 1791 writes, “The business of laying out the city [the new capital] is progressing.”) When the verb reentered British usage about 1800, it was regarded as an Americanism.
From its first appearance in English, the noun had the meaning “onward movement in space,” as well as the figurative sense “advancement to a further or higher stage”; from this developed the more specific reference to social and economic reform leading to a better state or condition.
OTHER WORDS FROM progressun·pro·gressed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for progress
This progresses to Fox abusing Spinelli at Fox's home, forcing him to engage in various sexual acts.How Frank Spinelli Fought to Bring His Molestor to Justice|Tim Teeman|March 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Are Phil's cracks getting meaner as Jubilee year progresses?New Philip Gaffe: “I would get arrested if I unzipped that dress!”|Tom Sykes|May 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Then, as if succumbing to the charms of its nectar, the novel becomes more extravagant as it progresses.
She's very good at pinpointing the feeling of how it progresses, the ways to keep yourself grounded.
The strain neither begins nor ends, neither rises nor falls, neither pauses nor progresses.The Bridling of Pegasus|Alfred Austin
As these peregrinations and progresses, however, had no essential bearing upon my history, I shall mention them only to say this.Willing to Die|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
But he learns from his misses as well as from his hits, and he progresses.Happiness and Marriage|Elizabeth (Jones) Towne
Each player must hold the string in one hand and pass the ball on, unwinding it, as it progresses to the next player.School, Church, and Home Games|George O. Draper
The one soars and swoops and skims actually like a bird, the other progresses with scientific and mathematical precision.England|Frank Fox
British Dictionary definitions for progress
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Idioms and Phrases with progress
see in progress.