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preferment

See definition of preferment on Dictionary.com
  • as inimprovement
  • as inpreference
  • as inpromotion
  • as inmelioration
  • as inadvancement
  • as inelevation

synonyms for preferment

  • advance
  • advancement
  • change
  • development
  • enhancement
  • gain
  • growth
  • increase
  • progress
  • recovery
  • renovation
  • revision
  • rise
  • upgrade
  • amelioration
  • amendment
  • augmentation
  • betterment
  • civilization
  • correction
  • cultivation
  • elevation
  • enrichment
  • furtherance
  • meliorism
  • progression
  • promotion
  • rally
  • reclamation
  • rectification
  • reformation
  • regeneration
  • upbeat
  • upswing
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antonyms for preferment

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  • decline
  • decrease
  • deterioration
  • diminishment
  • failure
  • halt
  • loss
  • retreat
  • retrogression
  • stagnation
  • stop
  • stoppage
  • demotion
  • worsening
  • damage
  • diminishing
  • harm
  • hurt
  • injury
  • weakening
  • equality
  • disfavor
  • rejection
  • hatred
  • hate
  • dislike
  • demotion
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How to use preferment in a sentence

It would be a misfortune if the impression were created that preferment to the episcopal bench was confined to High Churchmen.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 158, APRIL 28, 1920VARIOUS
You won't keep him long, you know, for Puffin's a man certain of good preferment.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Under the latter he was deprived of his preferment in Oxford, and under a harsher rule might have incurred yet graver penalties.
THE ENGLISH CHURCH IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURYCHARLES J. ABBEY AND JOHN H. OVERTON
In November, 1561, his preferment was announced, and almost immediately afterwards the news was contradicted on authority.
IRELAND UNDER THE TUDORS, VOL. II (OF 3)RICHARD BAGWELL
"And my partial little daughter had the bestowal of such preferment and titles," he added laughingly.
ELSIE'S VACATION AND AFTER EVENTSMARTHA FINLEY
Mr. Watson afterwards found higher preferment, and went to the South of England.
OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELSATTICUS
Private patrons are worse beset, when a piece of preferment falls in, than even public ones.
JOHNNY LUDLOW, FOURTH SERIESMRS. HENRY WOOD
He was at first but a common Soldier, and has gone thro all the Degrees of Preferment.
THE MEMOIRS OF CHARLES-LEWIS, BARON DE POLLNITZ, VOLUME IIKARL LUDWIG VON PLLNITZ
He also remarks that there was similar exclusiveness in the distribution of ecclesiastical preferment.
ARGENTINAW. A. HIRST
The current belief was that his preferment was disgrace for connivance at communications between him and Cobham.
SIR WALTER RALEGHWILLIAM STEBBING
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WORDS RELATED TO PREFERMENT

  • advance
  • amelioration
  • betterment
  • elevation
  • gain
  • growth
  • headway
  • improvement
  • preference
  • preferment
  • prelation
  • rise
  • upgrading
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.