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

5 senses of retrograde

Sense 1
retrograde -- (move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies)
       => orb, orbit, revolve -- (move in an orbit; "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus")

Sense 2
retrograde -- (move in a direction contrary to the usual one; "retrograding planets")
       => 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
retrograde, rehash, hash over -- (go back over; "retrograde arguments")
       => recapitulate, recap -- (summarize briefly; "Let's recapitulate the main ideas")

Sense 5
regress, retrograde, retrogress -- (get worse or fall back to a previous condition)
       => worsen, decline -- (grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened")

Antonyms of adj retrograde

4 senses of retrograde

Sense 1
retrograde (vs. direct) -- (moving from east to west on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in a direction opposite to that of the Earth)

direct (vs. retrograde) -- (moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth)

Sense 2
retrograde (vs. anterograde) -- (of amnesia; affecting time immediately preceding trauma)

anterograde (vs. retrograde) -- (of amnesia; affecting time immediately following trauma)

Sense 3
retrograde, retrogressive -- (going from better to worse)

INDIRECT (VIA regressive) -> progressive -- (favoring or promoting progress; "progressive schools")

Sense 4
retral, retrograde -- (moving or directed or tending in a backward direction or contrary to a previous direction)

INDIRECT (VIA backward) -> forward -- (at or near or directed toward the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion")

Similarity of adj retrograde

4 senses of retrograde

Sense 1
retrograde (vs. direct) -- (moving from east to west on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in a direction opposite to that of the Earth)

Sense 2
retrograde (vs. anterograde) -- (of amnesia; affecting time immediately preceding trauma)

Sense 3
retrograde, retrogressive -- (going from better to worse)
       => regressive (vs. progressive) -- (opposing progress; returning to a former less advanced state)

Sense 4
retral, retrograde -- (moving or directed or tending in a backward direction or contrary to a previous direction)
       => backward (vs. forward) -- (directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view")

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