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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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