retrogrades[ re-truh-greyd ]SEE DEFINITION OF retrogrades
Synonyms for retrogrades
- go by
- run out
- become obsolete
Antonyms for retrogrades
- get better
- go on
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RETROGRADES
When a man ceases to work he retrogrades; he becomes a stranger to lofty ideals and wholesome activities.
He either progresses or retrogrades, and no man progresses except by means of steady improvement.
Each new generation must improve upon its parents; else the world stands still or retrogrades.
From being an earnest advocate she advances—or retrogrades—to the status of a plain bore.
If it retrogrades, it is under the control of something else, and loses its independent existence.