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regress

 
Noun regress has 2 senses
  1. regress, reasoning backward - the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence
    --1 is a kind of reasoning, logical thinking, abstract thought
  2. regression, regress, reversion, retrogression, retroversion - returning to a former state
    --2 is a kind of reversal
    Derived form: verb regress2
Verb regress has 4 senses
  1. regress - go back to a statistical means
    --1 is one way to
    change
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  2. revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back - go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules"
    --2 is one way to change by reversal, turn, reverse
    Derived forms: noun regress2, noun regression4
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. regress, retrograde, retrogress - get worse; fall back to a previous or worse condition
    --3 is one way to worsen, decline
    Antonyms: progress, come on, come along, advance, get on, get along, shape up
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall back - go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"
    --4 is one way to revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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