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English verb: go back

1. go back (stative) belong to an earlier time

SamplesThis story dates back 200 years.

Synonymsdate back, date from

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)initiate, originate, start

Narrower (hyponym)ascend

2. go back (communication) return in thought or speech to something


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)come back, hark back, recall, return

3. go back (change) regain a former condition after a financial loss

SamplesWe expect the stocks to recover to $2.90.
The company managed to recuperate.

Synonymsrecover, recuperate

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

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

Narrower (hyponym)rally, rebound

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