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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


2. retrograde of amnesia; affecting time immediately preceding trauma

Attributetemporal relation


3. retrograde going from better to worse




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




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.


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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