Face and Retreat


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Face verb – To enter into contest or conflict with.
Usage example: the Boston Red Sox were eager to face their traditional rivals, the Yankees, in the play-offs

Retreat is an antonym for face in topics: look at, come up against a situation, put paint or finish on.
Nearby Words: faced, facing, facer, faceless
Antonyms for Face


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Retreat verb – To move back or away (as from something difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable).
Usage example: we retreated to the safety of the cellar at the first sign of the tornado

Face is an antonym for retreat in go away topic.
Nearby Words: retreated, retreating
Antonyms for Retreat
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How words are described

good good face good retreat
full full face full retreat
long long face long retreat
brave brave face brave retreat
Other adjectives: big, false.

Common collocations

people face people retreat people
time face time retreat time
way face way retreat way
world face world retreat world
Other nouns: battle, villain, player, enemy, enemies.

Both words in one sentence

  • Villainous Demotivator This is why it's very rare to capture a legion soldier alive; they would rather kill themselves than retreat and face Caesar's wrath.
  • We Used to Be Friends The trope comes in due to William tutoring Richard and even being good friends, yet they came face to face during the retreat of King Henry's army.
  • Useful Notes / History Of The Cold War International observers did not cool their own fears in the face of the Soviet Union's retreat from its inherently revolutionary origins.
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