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
Examples of forward in a Sentence
the forward deck of a boat
the forward movement of history
a very forward young woman Adverb
Her long hair fell forward as she bent to tie her shoes.
He pushed the throttle forward.
She took a small step forward.
The narrative moves backward and forward in time.
The technology has taken a big step forward. Verb
Your letter will be forwarded to the appropriate department.
Please forward my mail to my new address. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Unique design features include the rocker-style EVA midsole (for forward propulsion and high energy rebound) and the 3D TPU plate located under the forefoot for enhanced stability.—Jessica MacDonald, Travel + Leisure, 21 Nov. 2023 The living quarters feature an elegant main salon with a wet bar and a swanky forward dining area.—Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 30 Oct. 2023 Spider-Man 2 takes some bold swings in the service of forward motion.—Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 Oct. 2023 The wings were designed to capture crosswinds to help provide forward propulsion, like a sail, along with electric motors or gasoline engines.—Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN, 18 Oct. 2023 The problem was the seeming inevitability of the juggernaut, the constancy of its forward motion, and the inefficacy of mere individuals in the face of such odds.—Christopher Ketcham, Harper's Magazine, 16 Oct. 2023 The promise of a longer-looking neck may sound appealing to those with kyphosis, a forward curvature of the upper spine — casually known as a hunchback — but unfortunately, traptox is unlikely to make a difference in its appearance.—Marci Robin, Allure, 25 Sep. 2023 By December, 2017, Luton was the highest-scoring team in the country—the forward James Collins finished the season with twenty-five goals—and subsequently earned another promotion.—Simon Akam, The New Yorker, 10 Nov. 2023 This compressed air gets hot and in turn heats up the forward surface of the falling object.—WIRED, 10 Nov. 2023
Right now, inflation and interest rates dominate headlines, and will continue to be impactful moving forward.—Joseph Farizo, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Greene said she was assured by House Speaker Mike Johnson and Homeland Security Committee Chair Mark Green that the process would move forward in committee.—Caitlin Yilek, CBS News, 30 Nov. 2023 Others who faced lawsuits brought forward by the ASA include Steven Tyler, former Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow, Anti-Flag singer Justin Geever (a.k.a.—Ethan Millman, Rolling Stone, 30 Nov. 2023 So that gets to continue forward, after this album cycle.—Chris Willman, Variety, 30 Nov. 2023 Cory Farmer, another member of the GCC Housing Team, said the Novak report is an excellent resource for moving the city’s housing department forward.—Pitchfork, 30 Nov. 2023 The defense has claimed that authorities failed to properly evaluate his account before moving forward with misdemeanor charges.—Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 30 Nov. 2023 The 4-1 decision allows the La Mesa Police Department to move forward with a plan to purchase 20 cameras from Flock Safety to install throughout the city.—Lauren J. Mapp, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Nov. 2023 The night’s only blemish was a right knee injury suffered by reserve Norman Powell in the fourth quarter after he was run into by Kings forward Harrison Barnes.—Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 30 Nov. 2023
When the national Blue Cross Blue Shield Association made an announcement about CAR-T coverage later in 2018, employees at Priority Health forwarded it to one another.—Maya Miller, ProPublica, 15 Nov. 2023 In accordance with company rules on media contacts — and the nondisclosure agreement every employee signs upon accepting a job at Facebook — several employees dutifully forwarded my message to Facebook’s PR team, and a couple of others sent me polite notes declining to speak.—Jeff Horwitz, Rolling Stone, 11 Nov. 2023 The Markup reached out to 24 consumers whose posts were forwarded to LAPD officers, and three people responded.—Lam Thuy Vo, Los Angeles Times, 11 Oct. 2023 On Monday, Menendez seemed to swipe at those who are using his indictment to forward their political campaigns.—Allison Pecorin, ABC News, 26 Sep. 2023 But based on surveillance video that Weinstein forwarded to The Post, the drivers appear to know one another given their interactions after the incident.—Tim Carman, Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2023 WhatsApp has added more features, ranging from simple emoji reactions and message forwarding to disappearing messages and supporting the app across other devices, like Macs and Windows desktop computers.—Mike Isaac, New York Times, 8 Nov. 2023 The case will later be forwarded to Howard County Prosecutor's Office to review investigators' findings.—Emma Colton, Fox News, 18 Oct. 2023 From there, Plastiq will either mail your mortgage company a check or forward your payment via an ACH transfer on your behalf.—Michelle Lambright Black, wsj.com, 18 Oct. 2023
That will help workers install the tips of the rockets, known as the forward assembly, which includes the nose cone and forward skirt.—Rong-Gong Lin Ii, Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov. 2023 Pick a city, any city, on the National Basketball Association’s 30-team circuit, and Kelly Olynyk, a forward for the Utah Jazz, has deep knowledge of the local restaurant scene.—Gerald Narciso, New York Times, 2 Nov. 2023 Hermoso now plays as a forward for Mexican club Pachuca.—Natalie Kainz, NBC News, 30 Oct. 2023 Osborne, a 6-1 senior forward, arrived from Mark Keppel High last season and became the Santa Fe League most valuable player, averaging 22.6 points.—Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 15 Oct. 2023 Jimmy Butler, a forward for the Miami Heat, has never been concerned with what anyone expects of him.—Scott Cacciola, New York Times, 3 Oct. 2023 Kimbrough, a forward for the Sacramento Republic FC, came off the bench Sunday against the Las Vegas Lights in the USL Championship.—Chelsea Hylton, Los Angeles Times, 3 Oct. 2023 Dallas sent 14 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders north to participate, one of four NHL teams doing so.—Sportsday Staff, Dallas News, 15 Sep. 2023 Sardar Azmoun, a forward on the team, has been the most vocal champion of the uprising.—Victoria Bisset, Washington Post, 16 Sep. 2023 See More
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Adjective, Adverb, Verb, and Noun
Middle English, from Old English foreweard, from fore- + -weard -ward
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above