Regress - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈɡres|  American pronunciation of the word regress
Brit.  |rɪˈɡres|  British pronunciation of the word regress

noun

- the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence
- returning to a former state (syn: regression, retrogression, retroversion, reversion)

verb

- go back to a statistical means
- go back to a previous state (syn: retrovert, return, revert)
- get worse or fall back to a previous condition (syn: retrograde, retrogress)
- go back to bad behavior (syn: lapse, recidivate, relapse, retrogress)

Examples

The patient is regressing to a childlike state.

...in extreme circumstances, people sometimes regress to the behavior they exhibited in childhood...

The patient had regressed to a state of childish dependency.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: regress
he/she/it: regresses
present participle: regressing
past tense: regressed
past participle: regressed
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