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English definition of “further”

further

verb [T]     /ˈfɜː.ðər/ US  /ˈfɝː.ðɚ/
C2 to develop or make progress in something: He has probably done more to further the cause of interracial harmony than any other person. Additional training is probably the best way to further your career these days.Making progress and advancingBecoming better Grammar:Farther, farthest or further, furthest?See more furtherance     /-əns/ noun [U] formal The charter states that the press shall be devoted to printing and publishing in the furtherance and dissemination of knowledge.Making progress and advancingBecoming better
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