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re·gress

 (rĭ-grĕs′)
v. re·gressed, re·gress·ing, re·gress·es
v.intr.
1. To return to a previous, usually worse or less developed state: When I left the country, my ability to speak the language regressed.
2. To have a tendency to approach or go back to a statistical mean.
3. To move backward or away from a reference point; recede: The seas regressed as the glaciers grew larger.
v.tr. Psychology
To induce a state of regression in: techniques to regress a patient under hypnosis.
n. (rē′grĕs′)
1. The act of regressing, especially the returning to a previous, usually worse or less developed state.
2. The act of reasoning backward from an effect to a cause or of continually applying a process of reasoning to its own results.

[Latin regredī, regress- : re-, re- + gradī, to go; see ghredh- in Indo-European roots.]

re·gres′sor n.

regress

vb
1. (intr) to return or revert, as to a former place, condition, or mode of behaviour
2. (Statistics) (tr) statistics to measure the extent to which (a dependent variable) is associated with one or more independent variables
n
3. (Statistics) the act of regressing
4. movement in a backward direction; retrogression
5. (Logic) logic a supposed explanation each stage of which requires to be similarly explained, as saying that knowledge requires a justification in terms of propositions themselves known to be true
[C14: from Latin regressus a retreat, from regredī to go back, from re- + gradī to go]
reˈgressor n

re•gress

(v. rɪˈgrɛs; n. ˈri grɛs)

v.i.
1. to move backward; go back.
2. to revert to an earlier or less advanced state.
n.
3. the act of going back; return.
4. the right to go back.
5. backward movement or course.
[1325–75; < Latin regressus return =re- re- + -gred-, comb. form of gradī to step, walk, go + -tus suffix of v. action]
re•gres′sor, n.

regress


Past participle: regressed
Gerund: regressing

Imperative
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regress
Present
I regress
you regress
he/she/it regresses
we regress
you regress
they regress
Preterite
I regressed
you regressed
he/she/it regressed
we regressed
you regressed
they regressed
Present Continuous
I am regressing
you are regressing
he/she/it is regressing
we are regressing
you are regressing
they are regressing
Present Perfect
I have regressed
you have regressed
he/she/it has regressed
we have regressed
you have regressed
they have regressed
Past Continuous
I was regressing
you were regressing
he/she/it was regressing
we were regressing
you were regressing
they were regressing
Past Perfect
I had regressed
you had regressed
he/she/it had regressed
we had regressed
you had regressed
they had regressed
Future
I will regress
you will regress
he/she/it will regress
we will regress
you will regress
they will regress
Future Perfect
I will have regressed
you will have regressed
he/she/it will have regressed
we will have regressed
you will have regressed
they will have regressed
Future Continuous
I will be regressing
you will be regressing
he/she/it will be regressing
we will be regressing
you will be regressing
they will be regressing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been regressing
you have been regressing
he/she/it has been regressing
we have been regressing
you have been regressing
they have been regressing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been regressing
you will have been regressing
he/she/it will have been regressing
we will have been regressing
you will have been regressing
they will have been regressing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been regressing
you had been regressing
he/she/it had been regressing
we had been regressing
you had been regressing
they had been regressing
Conditional
I would regress
you would regress
he/she/it would regress
we would regress
you would regress
they would regress
Past Conditional
I would have regressed
you would have regressed
he/she/it would have regressed
we would have regressed
you would have regressed
they would have regressed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.regress - the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence
abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning - thinking that is coherent and logical
2.regress - returning to a former state
reversal - a change from one state to the opposite state; "there was a reversal of autonomic function"
Verb1.regress - go back to a statistical means
change - 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"
2.regress - go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules"
recidivate, relapse, retrogress, regress, lapse, fall back - go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"
change by reversal, reverse, turn - 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"
resile - return to the original position or state after being stretched or compressed; "The rubber tubes resile"
recuperate, go back, recover - regain a former condition after a financial loss; "We expect the stocks to recover to $2.90"; "The company managed to recuperate"
3.regress - get worse or fall back to a previous condition
decline, worsen - grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"
progress, shape up, come along, come on, get along, get on, advance - develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up"
4.regress - go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"
retrovert, revert, turn back, regress, return - go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules"

regress

verb revert, deteriorate, return, go back, retreat, lapse, fall back, wane, recede, ebb, degenerate, relapse, lose ground, turn the clock back, backslide, retrogress, retrocede, fall away or off Such countries are not developing at all, but regressing.
improve, advance, progress, wax

regress

verb
To slip from a higher or better condition to a former, usually lower or poorer one:
Translations

regress

A. [rɪˈgres] VIretroceder
B. [ˈriːgres] Nregreso m

regress

[rɪˈgrɛs] virégresser

regress

vi (lit form: = move backwards) → sich rückwärts bewegen; (fig: society) → sich rückläufig entwickeln; (Biol, Psych, Med) → sich zurückentwickeln; he is regressing into childhooder fällt wieder ins Kindesalter zurück

regress

[rɪˈgrɛs] vi (frm) → regredire
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