Synonyms of forward in English:

forward

(also forwards)

See definition of forward

adverb

1‘the traffic moved slowly forward’

SYNONYMS
ahead, forwards, onwards, onward, on, further

2‘police asked witnesses to come forward’

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towards the front, frontwards, out, forth, into view, into the open, into public notice, into prominence

3‘from that day forward’

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onward, onwards, on, forth, forwards
for ever, into eternity
until now

adjective

1‘in a forward direction’

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moving forwards, moving ahead, onward, advancing, progressing, progressive
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backward

2‘the fortress served as the Austrian army's forward base against the Russians’

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front, advance, foremost, head, leading, frontal
ANTONYMS

rear

3‘forward planning’

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future, forward-looking, for the future, prospective

4‘the girls seemed very forward to a middle-class boy like him’

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bold, brazen, brazen-faced, barefaced, brash, shameless, immodest, audacious, daring, presumptuous, presuming, assuming, familiar, overfamiliar
irreverent, over-assertive, overconfident, overweening, aggressive, thrusting, pert, impudent, impertinent, cheeky, insolent, unabashed
informal brass-necked, cocky, fresh
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shy

5‘I never saw the trees so forward as they are this year’

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advanced, well advanced, early, premature
precocious
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late


verb

1‘my mother forwarded me your letter the day she received it’

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send on, post on, redirect, readdress, pass on

2‘the goods were forwarded by sea’

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send, dispatch, transmit, carry, convey, deliver, remit, post, mail, ship, freight

3‘my five months in England were used to forward my plans’

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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