re-treat

[ ree-treet ]
/ riˈtrit /

verb (used with or without object)

to treat again.

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Origin of re-treat

First recorded in 1880–85; re- + treat

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH re-treat

re-treat retreat

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Definition for retreated (2 of 2)

retreat
[ ri-treet ]
/ rɪˈtrit /

noun

verb (used without object)

Origin of retreat

1300–50; (noun) Middle English retret < Old French, variant of retrait, noun use of past participle of retraire to draw back < Latin retrahere (re- re- + trahere to draw; see retract1); (v.) late Middle English retreten < Middle French retraitier < Latin retractāre to retract2

synonym study for retreat

8. See depart.

OTHER WORDS FROM retreat

re·treat·al, adjectivere·treat·er, nounre·treat·ive, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH retreat

re-treat retreat
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British Dictionary definitions for retreated

retreat
/ (rɪˈtriːt) /

verb (mainly intr)

noun

Word Origin for retreat

C14: from Old French retret, from retraire to withdraw, from Latin retrahere to pull back; see retract
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Idioms and Phrases with retreated

retreat

see beat a retreat.

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