Definition of furtherance in English:



  • [mass noun] The advancement of a scheme or interest.

    ‘the court held that the union's acts were not in furtherance of a trade dispute’
    • ‘It is necessary in furtherance of his interests.’
    • ‘Instead, the neocons were depicted as fanatical ideologues, with no mention of their roots in the business community or their furtherance of corporate interests.’
    • ‘I see the merit in their argument too, particularly in light of certain cases where judges have made awful decisions in furtherance of their principles.’
    • ‘The Italian Presidency will continue to support the efforts that these countries make in furtherance of their European aspirations.’
    • ‘He played a very important role in the emergence and furtherance of ecumenical teaching and thought.’
    • ‘In furtherance to their objectives, it behooved them to try to convince the rest of the world to accept the U.S. as the one provider of security forces for the rest of the world.’
    • ‘Any incidental damage done to the national interest in furtherance of that war appears in their eyes to be for the greater good.’
    • ‘Members of Congress do not wish to be seen to be challenging the head of state when he says he is acting in furtherance of pressing national interest.’
    • ‘As I see it there are five major contributions we expect of the university in furtherance of the policy of self-reliance and socialism.’
    • ‘When we felt we had no life left within us for furtherance of the battle, somehow, the knowledge of the magnificent prize that awaited us gave us both strength that no man had seen nor felt before.’
    • ‘We have taken this action in furtherance of that view.’
    • ‘Nine hundred agents will be recruited by September in furtherance of this scheme.’
    • ‘Certain statutes provide wide powers for local authorities to use contracts in furtherance of policy.’
    • ‘Is something being done for him for which, in the course or furtherance of a business carried on by him, he has had to pay a consideration which has attracted Value Added Tax?’
    • ‘In furtherance of this idea, the administration last year poured financial and political resources into a foredoomed mission of passing three Police Reform Bills.’
    • ‘Well - they were mixed gender mini-marathons in furtherance of government policy of encouraging sporting events for women.’
    • ‘The elites are banking and relying on our complicity for the maintenance and furtherance of empire.’
    • ‘Your analysis of the United States' interests and its actions in furtherance of them from 1945 to 1991 is correct, as ever.’
    • ‘Since he's already agreed to help you, he'll feel obligated to give up a player in furtherance of his assistance.’
    • ‘In our submission, it would not apply because the document, which merely evidenced the purpose, would not itself be in furtherance of the contravention.’
    promotion, furthering, advancement, forwarding, improvement, development, betterment, stimulation
    facilitating, aiding, assisting, helping, abetting
    expediting, hastening, speeding up, acceleration, pushing, boosting, encouragement, cultivation, nurturing, succouring, backing, fostering, championing, endorsement, patronage
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