Synonyms for retreat:
refuge, convent, cloister, hiding place, backpedal, summerhouse, disperse, renege, peel off, swerve, respite, ricochet, time out, stand back, returning, pullout, breathing space, harbor, fallback, haunt, back up, backtrack, double back, oasis, fan out, breather, nunnery, attack, draw away, provide against, Retrocede, deflect, departure, pullback, inner sanctum, quietude, bolthole, rebound.
Halfway House, hermitage, come away, exit, battle, childproof, fork, scatter, relaxation, divert, sidestep, safety, give way, fig leaf, R and R, safe haven, stash, island, back, sanctuary, veer, haven, reaction.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
Sense 7 (noun)
cache, hiding place.
Sense 8 (noun)
Sense 9 (noun)
place one goes for peace (noun)
pull back, go away (verb)
sequester, evade, back down, back out, back away, withdraw, disengage, reel, move back, back off, regress, recede, draw back, backtrack, shrink, Retrocede, retire, fall back, back, recoil, retrograde, escape, leave.
Usage examples for retreat:
- Catherine is in retreat." - "The Untilled Field", George Moore.
- Just why she selected the Shellfish for her retreat remained to be explained, and to this question Kauffman answered: " We came here because a friend of ours, a poet, who had once camped in the valley, told us of the wonderful beauty of the place. - "They of the High Trails", Hamlin Garland.
- They will make their own lives, their own friends, and I shall retreat farther and farther into the background. - "A Question of Marriage", Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey.