- 1[intransitive] to improve or develop over a period of time; to make progress synonym advance The course allows students to progress at their own speed. Work on the new road is progressing slowly.
- 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. (formal) to move forward The line of traffic progressed slowly through the town. (figurative) Cases can take months to progress through the courts.
- 3[intransitive] to go forward in time synonym go on The weather became colder as the day progressed. Phrasal Verbsprogress to something
NAmE//prəˈɡrɛs//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they progress
he / she / it progresses
past simple progressed
-ing form progressing