To return or go back, particularly to return to a pattern of behavior or level of skill characteristic of a younger age. For example, if a three-year-old child begins to regress by losing the ability to control his bowels or speak, that is a cause for medical concern. In reference to a disease, to “regress,” means tending to worsen.
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re·gress ri-'gres vi to undergo or exhibit regression <a \regressing lesion> vt to induce a state of psychological regression in <\regress a hypnotized subject>

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  • Regress — Re gress (r? gr?s), n. [L. regressus, fr. regredi, regressus. See {Regrede}.] 1. The act of passing back; passage back; return; retrogression. The progress or regress of man . F. Harrison. [1913 Webster] 2. The power or liberty of passing back.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Regress — Re*gress (r?*gr?s ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Regressed} ( gr?st ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Regressing}.] To go back; to return to a former place or state. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • regress — regress. См. регресс. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • regress — I verb backslide, fall again into, fall back, fall behind, go back, move backward, pass back, recede, relapse, retrocede, retrograde, retrogress, return, reverse, revert, turn back II index decline, deteriorate, escheat, recidivate …   Law dictionary

  • Regress — Regress,der:⇨Entschädigung …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • Regress — »Rückgriff‹sanspruch› auf einen Zweit oder Hauptschuldner«: Das Fremdwort wurde im 16. Jh. aus lat. regressus »Rückkehr; Rückhalt, Zuflucht; Ersatzanspruch« entlehnt. Es wurde zunächst im Sinne von »Recht, auf etwas zurückzugreifen, etwas wieder… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • regress — is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable as a noun and with the stress on the second syllable as a verb …   Modern English usage

  • regress — [v] return to earlier way of doing things backslide, degenerate, deteriorate, ebb, fall away, fall back, fall off, go back, lapse, lose ground, recede, relapse, retreat, retrogress, revert, roll back, sink, throw back, turn back; concepts 633,698 …   New thesaurus

  • regress — ► VERB 1) return to a former state. 2) return mentally to a former stage of life or a supposed previous life. ► NOUN ▪ the action of regressing. ORIGIN Latin regredi go back, return …   English terms dictionary

  • regress — [rē′gres; ] for v. [ ri gres′] n. [ME regresse < L regressus, pp. of regredi, to go back, return < re , back + gradi, to go: see GRADE] 1. a going or coming back 2. the right or privilege of this 3. backward movement; retrogression vi. 1 …   English World dictionary

  • Regress — Unter Regress (lat. regressus für Rückschritt, Rückgriff) versteht man: den allgemeinen Regress im Sinne der Logik, siehe Regress (Logik) den Spezialfall in der Mathematik/Informatik/Logik den unendlichen Regress, siehe infiniter Regress den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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