back down

The phrase “back down” has 2 syllables: back down.

It's pronounced as /ˈbæk ˈdaʊn/.

What is synonym and antonym for back down?

In the thesaurus, “back down” has 20 synonyms and 9 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for back down along with examples of usage in sentences.

Synonyms for back down

Antonyms for back down

  • advance
  • allow
  • dispute
  • dissent
  • fight
  • permit
  • refuse
  • reject
  • uphold

Meanings of back down

  • verb
    1. To take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to.

Example Sentences

  • Despite the heated argument, neither party was willing to back down.
  • The determined activist refused to back down in the face of opposition.
  • In negotiations, it's essential to stand firm on your position and not easily back down.
  • The competitors engaged in a fierce battle, each unwilling to back down.
  • The leader's strong conviction compelled them not to back down from their principles.

On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to back down, such as: abandon, admit, advance, allow, back off, back out, backtrack.

Make sure to choose synonyms and antonyms that are appropriate for the context of the sentence.

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back out

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backed out

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