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further

adverb

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(Entry 1 of 3)

1 at or to a greater distance or more advanced point
  • go further along this road and you'll see the sign for the highway

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2 in addition to what has been said
  • I'll say nothing further at this time

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further

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of further (Entry 2 of 3)

resulting in an increase in amount or number
  • I think further research is needed before we can say whether that treatment is safe or not

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further

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of further (Entry 3 of 3)

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Frequently Asked Questions About further

How does the verb further contrast with its synonyms?

Some common synonyms of further are advance, forward, and promote. While all these words mean "to help (someone or something) to move ahead," further suggests a removing of obstacles in the way of a desired advance.

used the marriage to further his career

In what contexts can advance take the place of further?

The words advance and further are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, advance stresses effective assisting in hastening a process or bringing about a desired end.

advance the cause of peace

When is forward a more appropriate choice than further?

The synonyms forward and further are sometimes interchangeable, but forward implies an impetus forcing something ahead.

a wage increase would forward productivity

When might promote be a better fit than further?

While the synonyms promote and further are close in meaning, promote suggests an encouraging or fostering and may denote an increase in status or rank.

a campaign to promote better health

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The first known use of further was before the 12th century

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“Further.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/further. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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