Synonyms for Retreat:
n.cover, hermitage, turnabout, habitat, convent, asylum, security, resort, haunt, seclusion, front, shift, about-face, privacy, haven, conversion, sanctuary, solitude, reappraisal, cell, a change of heart, port, shelter, refuge, defense, volte-face, leap, on second thought, turnaround, cloister, harbor. battle, campaign, assault, war, leave, abandon, skirmish, combat, incursion, pitched battle, mission, struggle. belligerent, aggressor, battle cry, protection, attack, Beleaguered, air cover, safety, active service, active duty, black out, covert, bombed-out. checkmate, bishop, check, grand master, chessman, gambit, capture, chess, castle, chessboard. cache, hiding place. breathing space, rest, breather, time out, quietude, respite, comfort, relaxation, break. evade, skate over/around, take evasive action, provide against, play it safe, have a narrow/lucky escape, miss, hedge. exclusion, participation, entry, stake, intervention, involvement, interference, intrusion, engagement. •avoidance (noun)
disdain, abstinence, declination, shirking, evasion, flight, avoidance, elusion, circumvention, escape.
evacuation, retirement, withdrawal, flight.
•place one goes for peace (noun)
covert, hiding place, cell, sanctuary, security, port, convent, cloister, solitude, refuge, seclusion, defense, haunt, harbor, hermitage, shelter, privacy, cover, haven, asylum, hideaway, habitat, resort.
regression, recession, Retrocession.
retirement, crawfish out, hideaway, pull in one's horns, retrograde, draw back, retire, pull away, recede, withdraw, move back, back away, back out, pull back, crawfish.
•pull back, go away (verb)
shrink, back away, evade, draw back, back, withdraw, recede, backtrack, escape, retire, retrograde, regress, move back, abandon, back out, leave.
backslide, recede, regress, flee.
harbor, cloister, departure, fallback, quietude, hiding place, breather, haunt, provide against, breathing space, respite, attack, convent, refuge, backtrack, pullback, time out, backpedal, pullout. back, sanctuary, scatter, hermitage, safety, relaxation, haven, battle. cell, asylum, stand aside. comfort, protection, shrink, hedge, evade, cache. part, rest. miss. break. •back away