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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 of regress retrogress, return, revert Words Related to regress backslide, lapse, relapse; throw back; ebb; decline, degenerate, drop, fall, retrograde, worsen Near Antonyms of regress grow, mature, ripen Antonyms of regress 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 of regress atrophy, crumble, decay, decline, degenerate, descend, devolve, ebb, deteriorate, retrograde, rot, sink, worsenWords Related to regress 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 of regress better, upgrade; enhance, enrich, fortify, heighten, intensify, strengthen; advance, develop, march, proceed, progressAntonyms of regress ameliorate, improve, meliorate



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