Antonyms of noun retreat

1 of 7 senses of retreat

Sense 7
retreat -- (the act of withdrawing or going backward (especially to escape something hazardous or unpleasant))
       Antonym of advance (Sense 4)
      => progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion -- (the act of moving forward (as toward a goal))

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

7 senses of retreat

Sense 1
retreat -- ((military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat; "the disorderly retreat of French troops")
       => withdrawal -- (the act of withdrawing; "the withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam")

Sense 2
retreat -- (a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet)
       => area, country -- (a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country")

Sense 3
retreat -- ((military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position)
       => signal, signaling, sign -- (any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped")

Sense 4
retreat -- ((military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset)
       => bugle call -- (a signal broadcast by the sound of a bugle)

Sense 5
hideaway, retreat -- (an area where you can be alone)
       => area -- (a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants")

Sense 6
retirement, retreat -- (withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation; "the religious retreat is a form of vacation activity")
       => withdrawal -- (the act of withdrawing; "the withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam")

Sense 7
retreat -- (the act of withdrawing or going backward (especially to escape something hazardous or unpleasant))
       => withdrawal -- (the act of withdrawing; "the withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam")

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

4 senses of retreat

Sense 1
withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back -- (pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 2
retreat -- (move away, as for privacy; "The Pope retreats to Castelgondolfo every summer")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 3
retrograde, retreat -- (move back; "The glacier retrogrades")
       => withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back -- (pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb")

Sense 4
retreat, pull back, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdraw -- (make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity; "We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him"; "He backed out of his earlier promise"; "The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns")

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