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English noun: retard

1. retard (person) a person of subnormal intelligence

Synonymschangeling, cretin, half-wit, idiot, imbecile, moron

Broader (hypernym)simple, simpleton

Narrower (hyponym)mongoloid

English verb: retard

1. retard (change) cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate

SamplesThis drug will retard your heart rate.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)decelerate, slow down

Narrower (hyponym)deaden

2. retard (stative) be delayed

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)be

3. retard (change) slow the growth or development of

SamplesThe brain damage will retard the child's language development.

Synonymscheck, delay

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)dampen, delay, detain, stay

4. retard (change) lose velocity; move more slowly

SamplesThe car decelerated.

Synonymsdecelerate, slow, slow down, slow up

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminish, fall, lessen

Narrower (hyponym)delay, detain, hold up, slow, slow down, slow up

Antonymsaccelerate, quicken, speed up, speed

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