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English verb: retrogress

1. retrogress (change) get worse or fall back to a previous condition


Synonymsregress, retrograde


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)decline, worsen


Narrower (hyponym)drop off, fall back, fall behind, lose, recede


Antonymsprogress, shape up, come along, come on, get along, get on, advance

2. retrogress (body) go back to bad behavior


SamplesThose who recidivate are often minor criminals.


Synonymsfall back, lapse, recidivate, regress, relapse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)regress, retrovert, return, revert, turn back









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