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regress

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of regress

  1. 1 to go back to a previous and usually lower state or level <in extreme circumstances, people sometimes regress to the behavior they exhibited in childhood> Synonyms retrogress, return, revert Related Words backslide, lapse, relapse; throw back; ebb; decline, degenerate, drop, fall, retrograde, worsen Near Antonyms grow, mature, ripen Antonyms advance, develop, evolve, progress

  2. 2 to become worse or of less value <the annual celebration has regressed to the point where it's nothing more than an excuse to get drunk> Synonyms atrophy, crumble, decay, decline, degenerate, descend, devolve, ebb, deteriorate, retrograde, rot, sink, worsenRelated Words abate, de-escalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, recede, wane; break down, corrupt, decompose, degrade, dilapidate, disintegrate, molder, putrefy; sour, spoil; lessen, lower, reduce; debilitate, undermine; droop, fail, fall, flag, lag, languish, run down, sag, slip, waste (away), weaken, wiltNear Antonyms better, upgrade; enhance, enrich, fortify, heighten, intensify, strengthen; advance, develop, march, proceed, progressAntonyms ameliorate, improve, meliorate




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