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Synonyms for regress
rɪˈgrɛs; ˈri grɛs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. regress, reasoning backward(noun)

    the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence

    reversion, retrogression, reasoning backward, regression, retroversion

    get on, progress, come along, get along, shape up, come on, advance

  2. regression, regress, reversion, retrogression, retroversion(verb)

    returning to a former state

    infantile fixation, lapse, simple regression, reversal, regression toward the mean, fixation, turnaround, arrested development, relapsing, retrogression, retroflection, reasoning backward, backsliding, lapsing, throwback, regression, reverse, atavism, turnabout, reverting, relapse, statistical regression, retroversion, degeneration, reversion, retroflexion

    get on, come along, get along, come on, shape up, advance, progress

  3. regress(verb)

    go back to a statistical means

    return, retrovert, relapse, retrograde, revert, retrogress, fall back, recidivate, turn back, lapse

    get along, come on, progress, advance, come along, shape up, get on

  4. revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back(verb)

    go back to a previous state

    "We reverted to the old rules"

    reelect, bring back, drive off, retrovert, return, retrograde, reverse, deliver, hold back, recall, refund, hark back, give back, rejoin, invert, drive out, devolve, repay, turn back, come back, relapse, retort, fall, riposte, recidivate, fall back, give, drive away, take back, stop, pass, render, retrogress, lapse, arrest, yield, chase away, dispel, contain, double back, generate, revert, backtrack, run off, check

    progress, get on, shape up, come on, get along, come along, advance

  5. regress, retrograde, retrogress(verb)

    get worse or fall back to a previous condition

    return, retreat, retrovert, relapse, retrograde, hash over, revert, retrogress, fall back, recidivate, turn back, lapse, rehash

    get on, come along, shape up, progress, advance, get along, come on

  6. relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall back(verb)

    go back to bad behavior

    "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"

    go along, lapse, slip away, recidivate, backslide, retrogress, lag, retrovert, elapse, dawdle, revert, fall back, fall behind, sink, lose, glide by, retrograde, resort, pass, return, slide by, recede, drop off, relapse, slip by, go by, get worse, recur, turn back

    progress, advance, come along, get along, get on, come on, shape up


  1. regress(noun)


    progress, proceed

  2. regress(noun)

    The power or liberty of passing back.


    proceed, progress

  3. regress(verb)


    progress, proceed

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. regress(n.)

    return, retrocession, reflux, retrogression, refluence, ebb

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    regression, retrogression, backspace

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