Synonyms for retreat

Synonyms for (noun) retreat

Synonyms: retreat

Definition: the act of withdrawing or going backward (especially to escape something hazardous or unpleasant)

Similar words: withdrawal

Definition: the act of withdrawing

Usage: the withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam


Synonyms: retirement, retreat

Definition: withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation

Usage: the religious retreat is a form of vacation activity

Similar words: withdrawal

Definition: the act of withdrawing

Usage: the withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam


Synonyms: retreat

Definition: (military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat

Usage: the disorderly retreat of French troops

Similar words: withdrawal

Definition: the act of withdrawing

Usage: the withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam


Synonyms: hideaway, retreat

Definition: an area where you can be alone

Similar words: area

Definition: a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function

Usage: the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants


Synonyms: retreat

Definition: (military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset

Similar words: bugle call

Definition: a signal broadcast by the sound of a bugle


Synonyms: retreat

Definition: (military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position

Similar words: sign, signal, signaling

Definition: any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message

Usage: signals from the boat suddenly stopped


Synonyms: retreat

Definition: a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet

Similar words: area, country

Definition: a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)

Usage: it was a mountainous area; Bible country

Synonyms for (verb) retreat

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: retreat, retrograde

Definition: move back

Usage: The glacier retrogrades

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: retreat

Definition: move away, as for privacy

Usage: The Pope retreats to Castelgondolfo every summer

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast