Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun regress

2 senses of regress

Sense 1
regress, reasoning backward -- (the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence)
       => reasoning, logical thinking, abstract thought -- (thinking that is coherent and logical)

Sense 2
regression, regress, reversion, retrogression, retroversion -- (returning to a former state)
       => reversal -- (a change from one state to the opposite state; "there was a reversal of autonomic function")

Antonyms of verb regress

1 of 4 senses of regress

Sense 3
regress, retrograde, retrogress -- (get worse or fall back to a previous condition)
       Antonym of progress (Sense 1)
      => progress, come on, come along, advance, get on, get along, shape up -- (develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb regress

4 senses of regress

Sense 1
regress -- (go back to a statistical means)
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 2
revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back -- (go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules")
       => change by reversal, turn, reverse -- (change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern")

Sense 3
regress, retrograde, retrogress -- (get worse or fall back to a previous condition)
       => worsen, decline -- (grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened")

Sense 4
relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall back -- (go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals")
       => revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back -- (go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules")

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