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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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