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synonyms for retreating

  • abandon
  • back down
  • back off
  • backtrack
  • depart
  • escape
  • evacuate
  • fall back
  • go
  • go back
  • hide
  • leave
  • pull out
  • recede
  • reel
  • retire
  • reverse
  • shrink
  • withdraw
  • avoid
  • back
  • decamp
  • disengage
  • ebb
  • elude
  • evade
  • fold
  • quail
  • quit
  • recoil
  • regress
  • relinquish
  • resign
  • retrograde
  • run
  • sequester
  • vacate
  • back away
  • back out
  • beat it
  • cave in
  • draw back
  • give ground
  • go along with
  • hand over
  • keep aloof
  • keep apart
  • lay down
  • move back
  • opt out
  • retrocede
  • seclude oneself
  • start back
  • turn tail
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antonyms for retreating

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  • advance
  • come
  • continue
  • enter
  • forge
  • forward
  • go forward
  • keep
  • meet
  • remain
  • stay
  • face
  • take on
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How to use retreating in a sentence

She showed up late and confused to her first silent retreat, but Caverly Morgan eventually trained for eight years in silence at a Zen monastery.
“I AM NOT THIS VOICE. I AM NOT THIS NARRATIVE.” | PEOPLE I (MOSTLY) ADMIRE EP. 7: CAVERLY MORGANSTEVEN D. LEVITTNOVEMBER 14, 2020FREAKONOMICS
“A shameful retreat,” Bob Perciasepe, a former top Environmental Protection Agency official and president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, called the move in an email.
AS U.S. LEAVES PARIS ACCORD, CLIMATE POLICY HANGS ON ELECTION OUTCOMEBRADY DENNIS, JULIET EILPERIN, DINO GRANDONINOVEMBER 5, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Her retreat was a significant victory for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
SUSAN COLLINS BACKED DOWN FROM A FIGHT WITH PRIVATE EQUITY. NOW THEY’RE UNDERWRITING HER REELECTION.BY JUSTIN ELLIOTT, PROPUBLICA, AND THEODORIC MEYER, POLITICOOCTOBER 29, 2020PROPUBLICA
An exception to the retreat was a jump in lending to small businesses driven by the federal Payroll Protection Program that guaranteed loans to employers that kept their workers employed.
HOW JPMORGAN CHASE IS PROCEEDING WITH EXTREME CAUTION—AND STILL MAKING PLENTY OF MONEYSHAWN TULLYOCTOBER 14, 2020FORTUNE
The retreat of North America’s ice sheets in the latter years of the last ice age may have begun with “catastrophic” losses of ice into the North Pacific Ocean along the coast of modern-day British Columbia and Alaska, scientists say.
LARGE-SCALE CHANGES IN EARTH’S CLIMATE MAY ORIGINATE IN THE PACIFICGLORIA DICKIEOCTOBER 8, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Of course, when judging the quality and success of a retreat, people look at the meetings themselves.
CAN THE CORPORATE ‘OFFSITE’ SURVIVE COVID?MATTHEWHEIMERSEPTEMBER 24, 2020FORTUNE
Buffer, which went all-in on remote work in 2015, splits retreats into city breaks, resorts or rural settings.
FUTURE OF REMOTE WORK PERK: THE COMPANY – AND FAMILY – RETREATLUCINDA SOUTHERNSEPTEMBER 21, 2020DIGIDAY
If, for some reason, you’ve been missing corporate retreats, you won’t after this.
9 NEW BOOKS TO READ IN SEPTEMBERRACHEL KINGSEPTEMBER 1, 2020FORTUNE
Perry Thomas parted from us at the gate, and we stood watching his retreating figure till we lost it at the bend.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
He was a Roman general who was very famous for his ability in retreating, and getting out of an enemy's way.
THE NURSERY, JULY 1873, VOL. XIV. NO. 1VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO RETREATING

  • beat
  • break
  • breakout
  • escape
  • escapement
  • escaping
  • exfiltration
  • exit
  • exodus
  • fugue
  • getaway
  • getaway car
  • lam
  • out
  • powder
  • retreat
  • retreating
  • running away
  • slip
  • spring
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