Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb further

2 senses of further

Sense 1
foster, further -- (promote the growth of; "Foster our children's well-being and education")
       => promote, advance, boost, further, encourage -- (contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom")

Sense 2
promote, advance, boost, further, encourage -- (contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom")
       => support, back up -- (give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up")

Antonyms of adj further

1 sense of further

Sense 1
further, farther -- (more distant in especially degree; "nothing could be further from the truth"; "further from our expectations"; "farther from the truth"; "farther from our expectations")

INDIRECT (VIA far) -> near, close, nigh -- (not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; "near neighbors"; "in the near future"; "they are near equals"; "his nearest approach to success"; "a very near thing"; "a near hit by the bomb"; "she was near tears"; "she was close to tears"; "had a close call")

Similarity of adj further

1 sense of further

Sense 1
further, farther -- (more distant in especially degree; "nothing could be further from the truth"; "further from our expectations"; "farther from the truth"; "farther from our expectations")
       => far (vs. near) -- (located at a great distance in time or space or degree; "we come from a far country"; "far corners of the earth"; "the far future"; "a far journey"; "the far side of the road"; "far from the truth"; "far in the future")

Synonyms of adv further

3 senses of further

Sense 1
further, farther -- (to or at a greater extent or degree or a more advanced stage (`further' is used more often than `farther' in this abstract sense); "further complicated by uncertainty about the future"; "let's not discuss it further"; "nothing could be further from the truth"; "they are further along in their research than we expected"; "the application of the law was extended farther"; "he is going no farther in his studies")

Sense 2
further -- (in addition or furthermore; "if we further suppose"; "stated further that he would not cooperate with them"; "they are definitely coming; further, they should be here already")

Sense 3
farther, further -- (to or at a greater distance in time or space (`farther' is used more frequently than `further' in this physical sense); "farther north"; "moved farther away"; "farther down the corridor"; "the practice may go back still farther to the Druids"; "went only three miles further"; "further in the future")

Synonyms of adv far

5 senses of far

Sense 1
far -- (to a considerable degree; very much; "a far far better thing that I do"; "felt far worse than yesterday"; "eyes far too close together")

Sense 2
far -- (at or to or from a great distance in space; "he traveled far"; "strayed far from home"; "sat far away from each other")

Sense 3
far -- (at or to a certain point or degree; "I can only go so far before I have to give up"; "how far can we get with this kind of argument?")

Sense 4
far -- (remote in time; "if we could see far into the future"; "all that happened far in the past")

Sense 5
far -- (to an advanced stage or point; "a young man who will go very far")

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