verb (used without object) pro·gress [pruh-gres] /prəˈgrɛs/
Origin of progress
Synonyms for progress
Antonyms for progress
Related Words for progressingadvance, continue, proceed, blossom, boost, develop, grow, mature, shoot, lunge, travel, dash, edge, speed, better, upgrade, increase, truck, gain, ameliorate
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Contemporary Examples of progressing
Justice Ginsburg underwent this procedure successfully and is progressing with her recovery.Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Risky Heart Surgery
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD
November 26, 2014
The other stuff is all progressing: we started the script on Dark Universe, doing a new draft on Haunted Mansion.Guillermo del Toro on Hardcore Gothic ‘Crimson Peak’ and ‘Pacific Rim 2’
July 17, 2014
In 2012, Intel began producing microprocessors with conflict-free tantalum, a sign that conflict-free efforts were progressing.Will You Choose a Conflict-Free Microprocessor?
May 29, 2014
But there is also an undeniably insidious component to Akka's progressing recomposition: Israeli institutions favor Jews.'It's Better To Jump' Tackles Gentrification in Akka
November 20, 2013
Then, in 2000, he announced his retirement from acting because of his progressing disease.What Michael J. Fox’s Return to TV Tells Us About the Power of Optimism
Deborah W. Brooks
September 26, 2013
Historical Examples of progressing
"He is progressing splendidly, Doctor," Professor Maxon had said.The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
But Alice, progressing with her toilet, appeared to be little concerned.Alice Adams
Tremont looked at the slowly progressing constellations and cursed himself.Satellite System
Horace Brown Fyfe
Things were progressing after this sort when King Pausanias intervened.Hellenica
It may be that not all souls are fallen, but that some are merely in process of progressing to sight.The Prodigal Returns
Word Origin for progress
late 14c., "a going on, action of walking forward," from Old French progres (Modern French progrès), from Latin progressus "a going forward," from past participle of progredi (see progression).
In early use in English especially "a state journey by royalty." Figurative sense of "growth, development, advancement to higher stages" is from c.1600. To be in progress "underway" is attested by 1849. Progress report attested by 1865.
1590s in the literal sense; c.1600 in the figurative sense, from progress (n.). OED says the verb was obsolete in English 18c. but was reformed or retained in America and subsequently long regarded in Britain as an Americanism. Related: Progressed; progressing.
see in progress.