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English adjective: retrograde

1. retrograde moving from east to west on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in a direction opposite to that of the Earth


Domain categoryastronomy, uranology


Antonymsdirect

2. retrograde of amnesia; affecting time immediately preceding trauma


Attributetemporal relation


Antonymsanterograde

3. retrograde going from better to worse


Synonymsretrogressive


Similarregressive


Antonymsprogressive

4. retrograde moving or directed or tending in a backward direction or contrary to a previous direction


Synonymsretral


Similarbackward


Antonymsforward


English verb: retrograde

1. retrograde (motion) move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)orb, orbit, revolve

2. retrograde (motion) move in a direction contrary to the usual one


SamplesRetrograding planets.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

3. retrograde (motion) move back


SamplesThe glacier retrogrades.


Synonymsretreat


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)draw back, move back, pull away, pull back, recede, retire, retreat, withdraw

4. retrograde (communication) go back over


SamplesRetrograde arguments.


Synonymshash over, rehash


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)recap, recapitulate

5. retrograde (change) get worse or fall back to a previous condition


Synonymsregress, retrogress


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









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