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retreat

re·treat

retreat

 
 
pronunciation:
rih trit
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of withdrawing from a place or situation.
synonyms:
withdrawal
antonyms:
advancement, invasion
definition 2: a quiet place for rest, solitude, or reflection.
synonyms:
cloister, getaway, hermitage, sanctum
definition 3: the withdrawal of a group for prayer, meditation, or study.
synonyms:
seclusion, sequestering
definition 4: the withdrawal of a combat force from contact with the enemy.
synonyms:
evacuation, pullback, pullout
antonyms:
invasion
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: retreated, retreating, retreats
definition 1: to draw back in the face of danger or obstruction.
synonyms:
evacuate, retire
similar words:
bolt, give way, pull out, recoil, retract, run, shy, withdraw
definition 2: to withdraw (as combat forces) from contact with the enemy.
The army retreated.
antonyms:
attack
definition 3: to retire to a shelter or place of seclusion.
synonyms:
retire
similar words:
hibernate, repair, withdraw
definition 4: to move backwards.
synonyms:
back, recede, retrocede
antonyms:
advance
similar words:
reverse, withdraw
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