What is the opposite of advance?

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Verb
Opposite for to move forward
“We would briefly stop at the lake for a break during our hike.”
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Opposite for to move closer to
“The enemy was there before them, but would quickly retreat at the sight of shields and pikes.”
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Opposite for to strengthen in position
“His jealous colleagues worked hard and strategically to impede his progression within the firm.”
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Opposite for to provide assistance, typically financially
“The billionaire would withhold his financial backing from any causes that were not in line with his vision for the future.”
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Opposite for to make progress
“The company's product would continue to regress over the years, thus allowing competitors to encroach into their market share.”
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(of a process) Opposite for to speed up
“Decreasing the amount of heat will slow down the cooking process.”
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(of a theory or suggestion) Opposite for to put forward
“Many were hoping that Alex would retract his controversial theory that chemicals in the water were negatively impacting the natural instincts of frogs.”
Verb
(of a theory or suggestion) Opposite for to put forward
“He chose to hide his knowledge of what had transpired for fear of repercussions.”
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Opposite for to lend money to someone
“She was going through a difficult time and asked if she could borrow some money from me.”
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Opposite for to re-schedule at an earlier time or date
“Would it be possible to postpone the time of our meeting by an hour?”
Verb
(of a price or rate) Opposite for to raise or increase
“The bank would decrease interest rates by half a percent.”
Noun
Opposite for a forward movement
“He continued to protect the retreat of his army despite the constant harassment by the advancing enemies.”
Noun
Opposite for a forward movement
“There was a halt in our journey due to a tree that had collapsed on the road.”
Noun
Opposite for a development or improvement
“The retrogression in the company's technology due to lack of funding for research and development was noticeable.”
Noun
Opposite for an increase in amount or price
“It was now apparent that only a decrease in the nation's carbon tax would appease the enraged citizens.”
Adjective
Opposite for performed or supplied before a given or expected date
“Your indication of when the repairman would arrive was late and of no use.”
Adjective
Opposite for performed or supplied at an initial stage
“The president sent a trailing party of delegates to the summit after his arrival.”
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