Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

progressive

progressive
Meaning(s)
1) looking to advance, championing progress, in favour of reform and change
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    • progressive thinking/approach/outlook
  • Analysis
    If something is 'progressive', it means that it happens over a period of time or gradually. So you can have 'a progressive disease' or a 'progressive decline in numbers'. As a noun, 'a Progressive' can mean someone who is a supporter of social reform. This is a verb and a noun that can be used in social and professional contexts.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The Netherlands is considered an extremely progressive country due to their relaxed drug laws and liberal views.
    2. My grandmother's parents had a very progressive attitude to education for women and financed her studies until she finished college.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The Company was given an award for its progressive thinking when it incorporated the latest technology in its new product.
    2. We're taking a progressive approach to training by moving away from outdated methods of teaching.
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