Definition of regress:
lapsing, generate, drive off, reelect, devolve, deliver, retroversion, recall, relapse, fall back, fall, fixation, elapse, drive away, resort, simple regression, reverting, atavism, chase away, turn back, lose, arrested development, retroflection, bring back, repay, regression, retroflexion, hark back, double back, dispel, retrogression, check, retrograde, reasoning backward, retort, relapsing, lag, infantile fixation, glide by, revert, drop off, fall behind, retrogress, regression toward the mean, statistical regression, slip by, slide by, reversal, go by, better, hash over, throwback, turnabout, lapse, hold back, run off, degeneration, return, backsliding, rehash, yield, come back, drive out, go along, dawdle, reversion, take back, give back, stop, pass, backtrack, refund, retrovert, repetition, give, turnaround, recidivate, rejoin, slip away, arrest, render, invert, contain, riposte.
- recede (part of speech: verb)
- deteriorate (part of speech: verb)
- regress (part of speech: verb)
- relapse (part of speech: verb)
- revert (part of speech: verb)
We may go back as far as we please, but, at every step and stage of the regress we must find ourselves confronted with the same question, the same alternative- intelligent purpose or colossal chance."- "A Candid Examination of Theism", George John Romanes.
We certify thee by this our commandment that the right honourable William Harebrowne, ambassador to the Queen's Majesty of England, hath signified unto us that the ships of that country, in their coming and returning to and from our Empire, on the one part of the seas have the Spaniards, Florentines, Sicilians, and Maltese, on the other part our countries, committed to your charge, which above said Christians will not quietly suffer their egress and regress into and out of our dominions, but to take and make the men captives, and forfeit the ships and goods, as the last year the Maltese did one which they took at Gerbi, and to that end do continually lie in wait for them to their destruction, whereupon they are constrained to stand to their defence at any such times as they might meet with them; wherefore considering by this means they must stand upon their guard when they shall see any galley afar off, whereby if meeting with any of your galleys, and not knowing them, in their defence they do shoot at them, and yet after, when they do certainly know them, do not shoot any more, but require to pass peaceably on their voyage, which you would deny, saying, " The peace is broken, for that you have shot at us, and so do make prize of them, contrary to our privileges, and against reason:" for the preventing of which inconvenience the said ambassador hath required this our commandment.- "Voyager's Tales", Richard Hakluyt.
- "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.