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English noun: regress

1. regress (cognition) the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence


Synonymsreasoning backward


Broader (hypernym)abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning

2. regress (act) returning to a former state


Synonymsregression, retrogression, retroversion, reversion


Broader (hypernym)reversal


English verb: regress

1. regress (change) go back to a statistical means


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change

2. regress (change) go back to a previous state


SamplesWe reverted to the old rules.


Synonymsretrovert, return, revert, turn back


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


Broader (hypernym)change by reversal, reverse, turn


Narrower (hyponym)fall back, go back, lapse, recidivate, recover, recuperate, regress, relapse, resile, retrogress

3. regress (change) get worse or fall back to a previous condition


Synonymsretrograde, 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

4. regress (body) go back to bad behavior


SamplesThose who recidivate are often minor criminals.


Synonymsfall back, lapse, recidivate, relapse, retrogress


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


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









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