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Synonyms for retrospect
ˈrɛ trəˌspɛkt

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  1. retrospectnoun


  2. retrospectnoun

    To look or refer back to; to reflect on


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. retrospect

    Memory is the faculty by which knowledge is retained or recalled; in a more general sense, memory is a retention of knowledge within the grasp of the mind, while remembrance is the having what is known consciously before the mind. Remembrance may be voluntary or involuntary; a thing is brought to remembrance or we call it to remembrance; the same is true of memory. Recollection involves volition, the mind making a distinct effort to recall something, or fixing the attention actively upon it when recalled. Reminiscence is a half-dreamy memory of scenes or events long past; retrospection is a distinct turning of the mind back upon the past, bringing long periods under survey. Retrospection is to reminiscence much what recollection is to remembrance.

    memory, recollection, remembrance, reminiscence, retrospection

    forgetfulness, oblivion, obliviousness, oversight, unconsciousness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. retrospect

    review, survey, recollection, reminiscence, reconsideration

    prognostication, anticipation, speculation, forecasting, prophecy, prospect

Princeton's WordNet

  1. retrospectverb

    contemplation of things past

    "in retrospect"

  2. review, look back, retrospectverb

    look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember

    "she reviewed her achievements with pride"

    look backward, look back, refresh, survey, go over, brush up, critique, review, reexamine

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. retrospectnoun

    review, re-survey

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "retrospect":

    retrospective, hindsight, posteriori

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How to use retrospect in a sentence?

  1. Christopher Nowinski:

    I know my lack of education led to my wrestling career ending, when I had a concussion I would still go out there. Now I know in retrospect it is dangerous not only for me but also my opponent. If I had a headache or felt nausea I shouldn't be out there with my opponent.

  2. Robert Louis Stephenson:

    The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.

  3. Donald Trump:

    I probably, you know, in retrospect, I should have, and I did last year, and I will virtually every year, but we had come in very later at night and I had just left, literally, the American cemetery in Paris and I really probably assumed that was fine, and I was extremely busy because of affairs of state doing other things.

  4. Kurt Volker:

    In retrospect, I should have seen that connection differently, and had I done so, I would have raised my own objections.

  5. Steven Menashi:

    In retrospect, the criticism of the Human Rights Campaign was unfair, the murder of Matthew Shepard was a horrifying crime, and it is appropriate for the Human Rights Campaign to call special attention to a crime motivated by hatred. I regret the suggestion that it was improper.

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Translations for retrospect

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  • استذكارArabic
  • Rückblick, RückschauGerman
  • iraganera begiratze, atzera begiratzeBasque
  • jälkikäteistarkasteluFinnish
  • coup d'œil rétrospectif, rétrospectionFrench
  • sealltainn air ais, ath-bheachdScottish Gaelic
  • דיעבדHebrew
  • बीती बातों की जांचHindi
  • 遡上, 回顧Japanese
  • ретроспективный взгляд, взгляд назад, взгляд в прошлоеRussian

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