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Synonyms for retreat
rɪˈtrit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retreat(noun)

    (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. retreat(noun)

    a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet

    Synonyms:
    retirement, hideaway

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

  3. retreat(noun)

    (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. retreat(noun)

    (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, retreat(noun)

    an area where you can be alone

    Synonyms:
    retirement, hideout, den, hideaway

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

  6. retirement, retreat(noun)

    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. retreat(verb)

    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 back(verb)

    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. retreat(verb)

    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, retreat(verb)

    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, withdraw(verb)

    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. retreat(n)

    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. retreat(n)

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

Editors Contribution

  1. ssae

    to leave instantly

    Submitted by anonymous on November 24, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. retreat(n.)

    Synonyms:
    departure, withdrawal

  2. retreat(n.)

    Synonyms:
    retirement, seclusion, privacy

  3. retreat(n.)

    Synonyms:
    asylum, refuge, shelter

  4. retreat(n.)

    Synonyms:
    haunt, resort, den

  5. retreat(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    withdraw, retire, give way

  6. retreat(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    recede, fall back, take the back track

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. retreat(n)

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

  2. retreat(v)

    Synonyms:
    retire, withdraw, recede

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How to use retreat in a sentence?

  1. Melisse Gelula:

    Fitness retreat used to mean go away and lose weight, now it's just working fitness into a schedule that might also include lavish dinners, beach time, cocktail hours, nights out dancing.

  2. David Asmus:

    I do not presently see any broad retreat of private equity from the energy space, energy is no longer.

  3. Buhlebenkosi Bhebhe:

    Life is like a chess game, and I am but a mere pawn that against all odds moves forward in the face of any danger in the hope of one day becoming a greater than i am. Like a pawn I only move forward towards my goal and do not under any circumstances go back or retreat. I aim at achieving excellence through hard work and dedication to the job at hand. Even when all seems impossible and out of reach I believe that failure is not an option but a stepping stone towards achieving my dreams.

  4. Patrick Forbes:

    We really don't think of the community as refugees. I think of refugees as being scattered and chaotic retreat. This is a resettlement and we are careful to use that word.

  5. Laurence Bolotin:

    We have reached out to start a dialogue with the Warrior Beach Retreat and to offer whatever assistance we can to rectify this awful situation.


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