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Definition 1: returning to a former state - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for regress in the sense of this definition

(regress is a kind of ...) a change from one state to the opposite state

"there was a reversal of autonomic function"

Definition 2: the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for regress in the sense of this definition

(regress is a kind of ...) thinking that is coherent and logical

Definition 3: go back to bad behavior - [verb of body]

Samples where regress or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Those who recidivate are often minor criminals

Synonyms for regress in the sense of this definition

(regress is a kind of ...) go back to a previous state

"We reverted to the old rules"

Definition 4: get worse or fall back to a previous condition - [verb of change]

Synonyms for regress in the sense of this definition

(regress is a kind of ...) grow worse

"Conditions in the slum worsened"

(... is a kind of regress ) retreat

Definition 5: go back to a previous state - [verb of change]

Samples where regress or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We reverted to the old rules

Synonyms for regress in the sense of this definition

(regress is a kind of ...) change to the contrary

"The trend was reversed" "the tides turned against him" "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"

(... is a kind of regress ) go back to bad behavior

"Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"

(... is a kind of regress ) return to the original position or state after being stretched or compressed

"The rubber tubes resile"

(... is a kind of regress ) regain a former condition after a financial loss

"We expect the stocks to recover to $2.90" "The company managed to recuperate"

Definition 6: go back to a statistical means - [verb of change]

(regress is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

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