1. [ noun ] (psychology,logic) the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence
Synonyms: reasoning_backward
Related terms: reasoning
2. [ verb ] go back to bad behavior
Synonyms: lapse retrogress recidivate fall_back relapse

"Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"

Related terms: revert backsliding recidivism
3. [ verb ] get worse; fall back to a previous or worse condition
Synonyms: retrogress retrograde
Related terms: progress worsen fall_back regression
4. [ verb ] go back to a previous state
Synonyms: return turn_back revert retrovert

"We reverted to the old rules"

Related terms: change_by_reversal recover relapse resile return backsliding regression
5. [ verb ] (statistics) go back to a statistical means
Related terms: change
6. [ noun ] returning to a former state
Synonyms: reversion retrogression retroversion regression
Related terms: reversal revert
Similar spelling:   regressive