Decertify vs Retreat - What's the difference?

decertify | retreat |

As verbs the difference between decertify and retreat

is that decertify is to remove the certification of while retreat is to withdraw military forces.

As a noun retreat is

the act of pulling back or withdrawing, as from something dangerous, or unpleasant.




  • To remove the certification of.
  • *{{quote-news, year=1988, date=November 11, author=Michael Miner, title=Strike Accord at the Tribune; Is the Sun-Times Next?, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=As Sallas immediately said, the 130 scabs who so easily replaced the striking printers in '85 won't be foisted upon the union--to degrade it and possibly decertify it.}}




    (en noun)
  • The act of pulling back or withdrawing, as from something dangerous, or unpleasant.
  • * Shakespeare
  • In a retreat he outruns any lackey.
  • The act of reversing direction and receding from a forward position.
  • A peaceful, quiet place affording privacy or security.
  • * L'Estrange
  • He built his son a house of pleasure, and spared no cost to make a delicious retreat .
  • * Dryden
  • That pleasing shade they sought, a soft retreat / From sudden April showers, a shelter from the heat.
  • A period of retirement, seclusion, or solitude.
  • A period of meditation, prayer or study.
  • Withdrawal by military force from a dangerous position or from enemy attack.
  • A signal for a military withdrawal.
  • A bugle call or drumbeat signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset, as on a military base.
  • A military ceremony to lower the flag.
  • (chess) The move of a piece from a threatened position.
  • See also

    * religious retreat


    (en verb)
  • To withdraw military forces.
  • Anagrams

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