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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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