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Synonyms Dictionary

3. recession, retrocession, reflux, refluence; regression, retrogression, retrogradation.

retroactive, adj. 1. retrospective, ex post facto.
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See - reactive (def. 1).

retrocede, v. 1. recede, fall or draw back, ebb, shrink, depart, run away; retire, give place, yield, withdraw; retreat, turn back, wheel, put about, veer round, double back, countermarch, turn tail.
2. regress, revert, return, retrograde, lose ground,

retrocession, n. 1. recession, receding, going back, reflux, refluence; retirement, withdrawal, retreat, departure, flight.
2. regression, retrogression, regress, retrogradation, recidivism.

retrograde, adj. 1. moving backward, retreating, retiring, returning, refluent, recessive, retrogressive, regressive, recidivous, recidivistic, atavistic; inverse, reversed, crablike, backward, counterclockwise, Brit. anticlockwise.
2. deteriorated, degraded, degenerate, worsened, decayed, blighted, debilitated, weakened, undermined, sapped, on the decline, on the wane, on the downgrade
or downslide.
-v. 3. retrogress, regress, revert, reverse; retire, recede, retrocede, ebb; retreat, withdraw, fall
or turn back, countermarch.
4. decline, deteriorate, degenerate, worsen, lose ground, relapse, backslide, recidivate; decay, wither, wane, fade, fail, go downhill.

retrogress, v. decline, degenerate, deteriorate, worsen; revert, regress, reverse, return, recidivate; decay, disintegrate, atrophy, wither, weaken, grow feeble, sink, fall, go downhill, lose ground; withdraw, retreat, retire, back up; ebb, wane, recede, retrocede, retrograde.

retrogression, n. 1. movement backward, retrogradation, regression, regress, recession, retrocession, retroaction; ebb, refluence, reflux; withdrawal, retreat, retirement.
2.
Biol, retrograde metamorphosis; decline, deterioration, dilapidation, declination, declension, degeneration, degeneracy, reversion, relapse, decadence; senility, caducity, second childhood; impairment, vitiation, pejoration, degradation, depravation.

retrospect, n. 1. (all of the past) contemplation, reflection, consideration, meditation, survey, view, overview, review.
2. looking back
or backward, reconsideration, afterthought, hindsight, Monday morning quarterbacking; recollection, remembrance, recalling, reminding, re-memoration, reminiscence, memory, revisualization.
3. in retrospect
now, today, at this time; reconsidering, on second thought.

retrospective, adj. looking backward, directed backward, backward, reflective of the past; Law. retroactive, ex post facto.

return, v. 1. go back, revert to, reverse, back up, backtrack; recede, ebb, wane, retreat, turn back; relapse, backslide, regress, fall back, retrograde.
2. come back, recur, reoccur, reappear, recrudesce; revolve, roll around, come round again; retroact, recoil, rebound, boomerang.
3. reciprocate, give back, exchange, requite, recompense, indemnify, recoup, reimburse, refund; repay, pay back, release, give up, restitute, disgorge; retaliate, redress, revenge, avenge, vindicate, get even, get back.
4. replace, restore, put back, send back; reinstate, reinstall, reseat, reestablish, rehabilitate.

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English Phrases
These verbs have essentially the same meaning. You can:
  • answer an email
  • reply to an email (most common when talking about e-mail)
  • respond to an email

    When someone calls you, you answer the phone (or pick up the phone).

    When you make a statement or some comments, we usually say the other person replies or responds.

    When you ask a question, we usually say the other person answers. However, this is not 100% - reply and respond can also be used for answering a question.

    When used as a noun (with a, an, the and possessive pronouns like my, your, his, her, etc.) the words answer and reply don't change - but the noun form of "respond" is response.
  • He answered my question, but I didn't understand his answer.
  • We're waiting for a reply from the customer.
  • Her response to his comment was brilliant.

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