Synonyms for back down

Synonyms for (verb) back down

Synonyms: back down, back off, back up

Definition: move backwards from a certain position

Usage: The bully had to back down

Similar words: retire, retreat, pull away, pull back, recede, withdraw, draw back, move back

Definition: pull back or move away or backward

Usage: The enemy withdrew; The limo pulled away from the curb


Synonyms: bow out, chicken out, back down, back off, pull out

Definition: remove oneself from an obligation

Usage: He bowed out when he heard how much work was involved

Similar words: withdraw, retire

Definition: lose interest

Usage: he retired from life when his wife died