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To cause to leave or return:
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  1. To cause to leave or return:
  2. To leave or return, as from a military position.
  3. To recall or retract:
  1. To subscribe to home delivery of.
  2. To shorten (a garment) or make it smaller.
  3. To allow a person or an animal to live in one's home.
To call back or order back by a contrary order
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  1. To call back or order back by a contrary order
  2. To cancel or reverse (a previously issued command or order).
To cause to leave or return:
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  1. To cause to leave or return:
  2. To leave or return, as from a military position.
  3. To recall or retract:
To renounce under oath; forswear.
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  1. To renounce under oath; forswear.
  2. To recant solemnly; renounce or repudiate:
  3. To give up (rights, allegiance, etc.) under oath; renounce
To be reminiscent of; seem similar to:
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  1. To be reminiscent of; seem similar to:
  2. To call back; ask or order to return; specif., to ask purchasers to return (an imperfect or dangerous product), often so that a manufacturing defect can be corrected
  3. To request return of (a product) to the manufacturer, as for necessary repairs or adjustments.
To withdraw or renounce (beliefs or statements formerly held), esp. in a formal or public manner
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  1. To withdraw or renounce (beliefs or statements formerly held), esp. in a formal or public manner
  2. To make a formal retraction or disavowal of (a statement or belief to which one has previously committed oneself).
To become detached from social or emotional involvement:
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  1. To become detached from social or emotional involvement:
  2. To leave or return, as from a military position.
  3. To recall or retract:
(Idiomatic) To attract (groups of people).
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  1. (Idiomatic) To attract (groups of people).
  2. (Idiomatic) To get someone involved.
  3. (Idiomatic, intransitive, of night/darkness) To approach.
To cause to leave or return:
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  1. To cause to leave or return:
  2. To leave or return, as from a military position.
  3. To recall or retract:
To weaken or lessen; decline
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  1. To weaken or lessen; decline
  2. To fall back from the flood stage.
To yield or grant to one formerly in possession; cede (something) back.
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  1. To yield or grant to one formerly in possession; cede (something) back.
  2. To slope away from a point of reference:
  3. To go or move back from a former position
To move backward or away; withdraw or retire:
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  1. To move backward or away; withdraw or retire:
  2. To change or undergo change in one's thinking or in a position:
  3. To move back from a position of advancement or become smaller:
To cede or give back (a territory, for example); return.
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  1. To cede or give back (a territory, for example); return.
To become worse; decline; deteriorate; degenerate
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  1. To become worse; decline; deteriorate; degenerate
  2. Having a rotational or orbital movement that is opposite to the movement of most bodies within a celestial system. In the solar system, retrograde bodies are those that rotate or orbit in a clockwise direction (east to west) when viewed from a vantage point above the Earth's north pole. Venus, Uranus, and Pluto have retrograde rotational movements. No planets in the solar system have retrograde orbital movements, but four of Jupiter's moons exhibit such movement.
  3. Having a brief, regularly occurring, apparently backward movement in the sky as viewed from Earth against the background of fixed stars. Retrograde movement of the planets is caused by the differing orbital velocities of Earth and the body observed. For example, the outer planets normally appear to drift gradually eastward in the sky in relation to the fixed stars; that is, they appear night after night to fall a little farther behind the neighboring stars in their westward passage across the sky. However, at certain times a particular planet appears briefly to speed up and move westward a bit more quickly than the neighboring stars. This happens as Earth, in its faster inner orbit, overtakes and passes the planet in its slower outer orbit; the appearance of moving counter to its usual eastward drift is thus simply the result of perspective as seen from Earth.
To go or move backward.
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  1. To go or move backward.
  2. To move backward, esp. into an earlier, less complex, or worse condition; decline; degenerate
Find another word for retract. In this page you can discover 26 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for retract, like: withdraw, draw back, take-in, countermand, take back, withdraw, remove, retreat, recant, revoke and abjure.