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synonyms for regress

  • degenerate
  • deteriorate
  • ebb
  • fall back
  • fall off
  • recede
  • revert
  • backslide
  • lapse
  • relapse
  • retreat
  • retrogress
  • sink
  • fall away
  • go back
  • lose ground
  • roll back
  • throw back
  • turn back
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antonyms for regress

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  • develop
  • forge
  • forward
  • improve
  • increase
  • progress
  • strengthen
  • grow
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How to use regress in a sentence

To suppose that a food is constituted by eating is to presuppose that eating eats eating, and so on in infinite regress.
ESSAYS IN EXPERIMENTAL LOGICJOHN DEWEY
Most of them will be shorter, however, and tend to regress toward the racial average.
PSYCHOTHERAPYJAMES J. WALSH
So that one sex can neither progress nor can it regress by itself; but draws the other onward with it, or drags it back.
FEMINISM AND SEX-EXTINCTIONARABELLA KENEALY
The keyhole was still their port of egress and regress, and it resembled the aperture of a beehive, on a sunny day in June.
FOLK-LORE AND LEGENDS: ENGLISHCHARLES JOHN TIBBITS
Even though this cannot be literally true, they perhaps tend to regress into a dream-mood in thinking of and relating the stories.
SEVEN MOHAVE MYTHSA. L. KROEBER
Kantian idealism is one of those contributions to human thought behind which we shall not again regress.
RELIGION AND SCIENCEJOHN CHARLTON HARDWICK
They are also taken in weirs, which are inclosures so constructed that they admit the ingress, but not the regress of the fish.
POPULAR TECHNOLOGY, VOL. I (OF 2)EDWARD HAZEN
Whenever there is a tendency of the offspring of exceptional parents to regress toward the racial average, we talk of regression.
PSYCHOTHERAPYJAMES J. WALSH
This is a regress even on Smith, and over such myopic vision, Sismondi scores most decisively.
THE ACCUMULATION OF CAPITALROSA LUXEMBURG
The brilliantly lighted schooner seemed to regress as he progressed.
THE CRUISE OF THE DRY DOCKT. S. STRIBLING
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WORDS RELATED TO REGRESS

  • backtrack
  • drive back
  • fall back
  • recede
  • regress
  • repel
  • repulse
  • retire
  • retract
  • retreat
  • reverse
  • turn tail
  • withdraw
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