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Definition 1: get worse or fall back to a previous condition - [verb of change]

Synonyms for retrograde in the sense of this definition

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

"Conditions in the slum worsened"

(... is a kind of retrograde ) retreat

Definition 2: go back over - [verb of communication]

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

  • retrograde arguments

Synonyms for retrograde in the sense of this definition

(retrograde is a kind of ...) summarize briefly

"Let's recapitulate the main ideas"

Definition 3: move back - [verb of motion]

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

  • The glacier retrogrades

Synonyms for retrograde in the sense of this definition

(retrograde is a kind of ...) pull back or move away or backward

"The enemy withdrew" "The limo pulled away from the curb"

Definition 4: move in a direction contrary to the usual one - [verb of motion]

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

  • retrograding planets

(retrograde is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

Definition 5: move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies - [verb of motion]

(retrograde is a kind of ...) move in an orbit

"The moon orbits around the Earth" "The planets are orbiting the sun" "electrons orbit the nucleus"

Definition 6: of amnesia; affecting time immediately preceding trauma - [adjective denoting all]

(... are attributes of retrograde) a relation involving time

Definition 7: moving from east to west on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in a direction opposite to that of the Earth - [adjective denoting all]

(retrograde belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

Definition 8: going from better to worse - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for retrograde in the sense of this definition

(retrograde is similar to ...) opposing progress; returning to a former less advanced state

Definition 9: moving or directed or tending in a backward direction or contrary to a previous direction - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for retrograde in the sense of this definition

(retrograde is similar to ...) directed or facing toward the back or rear

"a backward view"

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