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Synonyms for retreat
rɪˈtritre·treat

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. retreatnoun

    Synonyms:
    defense, repulsion, resistance, submission, surrender

    Antonyms:
    aggression, assault, attack, attack, encroachment, incursion, infringement, intrusion, invasion, onset, onslaught, trespass

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. retreatnoun

    Synonyms:
    retirement, departure, withdrawal, seclusion, solitude, privacy, asylum, shelter, refuge, recess

Princeton's WordNet

  1. retreatnoun

    (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"

    Synonyms:
    retirement, hideaway

    Antonyms:
    procession, advance, onward motion, advancement, progression, progress, forward motion

  2. retreatnoun

    a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet

    Synonyms:
    retirement, hideaway

    Antonyms:
    advancement, progress, progression, advance, onward motion, procession, forward motion

  3. retreatnoun

    (military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position

    Synonyms:
    retirement, hideaway

    Antonyms:
    advance, procession, progression, forward motion, advancement, onward motion, progress

  4. retreatnoun

    (military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset

    Synonyms:
    retirement, hideaway

    Antonyms:
    advancement, advance, progression, forward motion, procession, onward motion, progress

  5. hideaway, retreatnoun

    an area where you can be alone

    Synonyms:
    retirement, hideout, den, hideaway

    Antonyms:
    forward motion, advance, progression, procession, advancement, onward motion, progress

  6. retirement, retreatnoun

    withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation

    "the religious retreat is a form of vacation activity"

    Synonyms:
    retirement, hideaway

    Antonyms:
    progress, advance, forward motion, procession, progression, onward motion, advancement

  7. retreatverb

    the act of withdrawing or going backward (especially to escape something hazardous or unpleasant)

    Synonyms:
    retirement, hideaway

    Antonyms:
    onward motion, procession, forward motion, progress, progression, advancement, advance

  8. withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move backverb

    pull back or move away or backward

    "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"

    Synonyms:
    call in, swallow, sequester, lose, seclude, crawfish out, drop off, retire, crawfish, hit the hay, take, back away, strike out, back out, put out, take back, hit the sack, pull away, take out, fall back, unsay, turn in, crawl in, bow out, fall behind, draw back, recede, bed, sack out, recall, move back, retrograde, call back, go to sleep, sequestrate, draw, pull in one's horns, take away, go to bed, adjourn, disengage, withdraw, draw off, retract, pull back, kip down, remove

    Antonyms:
    procession, progress, advance, forward motion, onward motion, advancement, progression

  9. retreatverb

    move away, as for privacy

    "The Pope retreats to Castelgondolfo every summer"

    Synonyms:
    pull away, crawfish, draw back, back out, back away, retrograde, recede, withdraw, pull in one's horns, move back, retire, crawfish out, pull back

    Antonyms:
    procession, advancement, advance, forward motion, onward motion, progression, progress

  10. retrograde, retreatverb

    move back

    "The glacier retrogrades"

    Synonyms:
    draw back, retrogress, withdraw, back away, regress, retire, hash over, back out, retrograde, crawfish, move back, rehash, recede, pull away, pull in one's horns, pull back, crawfish out

    Antonyms:
    progression, progress, advance, onward motion, advancement, procession, forward motion

  11. retreat, pull back, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdrawverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    recall, retract, call in, draw back, take away, sequester, swallow, withdraw, back out, back away, draw off, remove, seclude, take, retire, draw, take back, pull back, call back, retrograde, crawfish, move back, sequestrate, recede, bow out, pull away, take out, adjourn, pull in one's horns, unsay, crawfish out, disengage

    Antonyms:
    procession, progress, advancement, progression, advance, onward motion, forward motion

Editors Contribution

  1. ssae

    to leave instantly

    Submitted by anonymous on November 24, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. retreatnoun

    Synonyms:
    departure, withdrawal

  2. retreatnoun

    Synonyms:
    retirement, seclusion, privacy

  3. retreatnoun

    Synonyms:
    asylum, refuge, shelter

  4. retreatnoun

    Synonyms:
    haunt, resort, den

  5. retreatverb

    Synonyms:
    withdraw, retire, give way

  6. retreatverb

    Synonyms:
    recede, fall back, take the back track

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. retreatnoun

    Synonyms:
    retirement, withdrawal, refuge, asylum, seclusion, privacy, fastness

  2. retreatverb

    Synonyms:
    retire, withdraw, recede

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How to use retreat in a sentence?

  1. Israeli Intelligence Minister Israel Katz:

    We want the Iranians to be forced into making the decision to strategically retreat from Syria.

  2. Photographer Blincoe:

    I'm not so particular in my personal life, you know. My house isn't arranged by color, everything isn't in place at all times. But I think it's a good little kind of retreat for me to present these items in a visually appealing way, it's not something that I set up like, 'Oh, thank god I got that out of me,' but you know, it's definitely a part of what I love to do.

  3. Susan Klein:

    They can shoot first and retreat later.

  4. Ken Burns:

    His phrasing owes more to jazz than it does to any country rhythms, and that's what made it hard for him to fit it into Nashville, they couldn't figure out what to do with his phrasing and he needed to retreat to his native Texas, where they loved him and took him for what he was.

  5. Thomas Reiter:

    You have to be able to retreat, you work together as a crew, you have to think of the others.


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