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Synonyms of forward in English:


  • 1 the traffic moved slowly forward
    ahead, forwards, onwards, onward, on, further
  • 2 police asked witnesses to come forward
    towards the front, frontwards, out, forth, into view, into the open, into public notice, into prominence
  • 3 from that day forward
    onward, onwards, on, forth, forwards;
    for ever, into eternity;
    until now
  • adjective

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  • 1 in a forward direction
    moving forwards, moving ahead, onward, advancing, progressing, progressive
    [Antonyms] backward
  • 2 the fortress served as the Austrian army's forward base against the Russians
    front, advance, foremost, head, leading, frontal
    [Antonyms] rear
  • 3 forward planning
    future, forward-looking, for the future, prospective
  • 4 the girls seemed very forward to a middle-class boy like him
    irreverent, over-assertive, overconfident, overweening, aggressive, thrusting, pert, impudent, impertinent, cheeky, insolent, unabashed
    informal brass-necked, cocky, fresh
    [Antonyms] shy
  • 5 I never saw the trees so forward as they are this year
    advanced, well advanced, early, premature;
    [Antonyms] late
  • verb

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  • 1 my mother forwarded me your letter the day she received it
  • 2 the goods were forwarded by sea
    send, dispatch, transmit, carry, convey, deliver, remit, post, mail, ship, freight
  • 3 my five months in England were used to forward my plans
    advance, further, hasten, hurry along, expedite, accelerate, speed up, step up, aid, assist, help, foster, encourage, contribute to, promote, favour, support, back, give backing to, facilitate
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