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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. Penn Township constable Clark Steele:

    I knew I was dying. There was no way to retreat.

  2. Charlie Dai:

    This campaign will only slow Huawei's business growth in some countries in European and Asia Pacific markets, but I don't think it's going to retreat from any market at all in the foreseeable future.

  3. Benny Tai:

    The government that uses police batons to maintain its authority is a government that is beyond reason, for the sake of the occupier safety and for the sake of the original intention of love and peace, as we prepare to surrender, we three urge students to retreat, to put down deep roots in the community and transform the movement to extend the spirit of the umbrella movement.

  4. The Reddit user:

    I work 60-100 hours a week, so if anyone needs time off, its me, she wrote. Last year, however, the woman claimed the two asked her to babysit on the day of her own important work retreat. Everyone is expected to go [on the retreat], and its frowned upon if you miss it. They wanted to go on a date. I said no, I have an important work event. They continued to nag me about how they havent gone on a date for so long, she wrote. The night before her work event, they called in a panic and said their friend Mike from the next city over had been in a car accident, and I needed to babysit nephew for a few hours. The Reddit user said shereluctantly agreed, but under the condition that they be back by 7 a.m. the next day so she could leave for the retreat.But her brother and sister-in-law did not return for two days, and did not answer any of her phone calls or texts. I had to cancel on my superiors morning of, which looked awful, she wrote. DAD IN TROUBLE WITH WIFE AND DAUGHTER AFTER BUYING MCDONALDS FOR HIMSELF, AND ONLY HIMSELF Her brother had an excuse when they returned, claiming Mikes life was in danger and they were too busy helping his girlfriend. And then, for weeks afterward, the Reddit user said her brother and sister-in-law asked her to babysit many more times, each time saying they werevisitingMike to help him with his recovery. Two months later, however, the woman claims that her company, and the company that Mikes girlfriend works for,had a meeting, and that she ran into the two of them. Mike had never been in an accident, and although [my brother and sister-in-law] had gone to visit them recently, it was for drinks and bowling, not bringing them chicken noodle soup in the hospital, she wrote. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER After confronting her brother and sister-in-law, the woman said they admitted to lying so they could go on date nights. They claimed I gave them no choice since I would never help them out when they needed time together because parenting was so stressful and difficult.

  5. William Lloyd Garrison:

    I am in earnest; I will not equivocate; I will not excuse; I will not retreat a single inch; and I will be heard.


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