We need to look back further into the past to find the cause of these problems.
I've never been further west than St. Louis.
Their house is further up the street.
We need to research further into this matter.
The police have been reluctant to take their investigation any further.
“They are not our friends.”“I would go even further and say they are our enemies.”
I had enough money to invest. I realized, further, that the risk was small.
The town, such as it is, is one of those Northwest places that look like the outskirts of somewhere bigger, further down the road, but turn out to be all there is. —Jonathan Raban, New York Review of Books, 26 Mar. 2009
The Russian artillery fire and bombs are reaching further into the southern sections of the city … —Alessandra Stanley, New York Times, 17 Jan. 1995
… her example gave me courage to develop my own voice further. —Rita Dove, Essence, May 1995
advance, promote, forward, further mean to help (someone or something) to move ahead. advance stresses effective assisting in hastening a process or bringing about a desired end <advance the cause of peace>. promote suggests an encouraging or fostering and may denote an increase in status or rank <a campaign to promote better health>. forward implies an impetus forcing something ahead <a wage increase would forward productivity>. further suggests a removing of obstacles in the way of a desired advance <used the marriage to further his career>.
: more distant
Full Definition of FURTHER
:farther 1 <rode … across the valley and up the further slopes — T. E. Lawrence>
: going or extending beyond :additional<further volumes><further education>