Dictionary Results for regress


1. regress - noun

· the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence

Synonym(s): reasoning_backward

Hypernym(s): reasoning, logical_thinking, abstract_thought




2. regress - noun

· returning to a former state

Synonym(s): regression, reversion, retrogression, retroversion

Hypernym(s): reversal




3. regress - verb

· go back to a statistical means

Hypernym(s): change




4. regress - verb

· go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules"

Synonym(s): revert, return, retrovert, turn_back

Hypernym(s): change_by_reversal, turn, reverse




5. regress - verb

· get worse or fall back to a previous condition

Synonym(s): retrograde, retrogress

Hypernym(s): worsen, decline

Antonym(s): progress




6. regress - verb

· go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"

Synonym(s): relapse, lapse, recidivate, retrogress, fall_back

Hypernym(s): revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn_back





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