Definitions for: Recede


[v] become faint or more distant; "the unhappy memories of her childhood receded as she grew older"
[v] retreat
[v] move back and away from; "The enemy fell back"
[v] pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"



Webster (1913) Definition: Re*cede", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Receded; p. pr. & vb.
n. Receding.] [L. recedere, recessum; pref. re- re- +
cedere to go, to go along: cf. F. rec['e]der. See Cede.]
1. To move back; to retreat; to withdraw.

Like the hollow roar Of tides receding from the
instituted shore. --Dryden.

All bodies moved circularly endeavor to recede from
the center. --Bentley.

2. To withdraw a claim or pretension; to desist; to
relinquish what had been proposed or asserted; as, to
recede from a demand or proposition.

Syn: To retire; retreat; return; retrograde; withdraw;
desist.


Re*cede", v. t. [Pref. re- + cede. Cf. Recede, v. t.]
To cede back; to grant or yield again to a former possessor;
as, to recede conquered territory.

Synonyms: drop off, fall back, fall back, fall behind, lose, retire

Antonyms: advance, advance, gain, gain ground, get ahead, go on, make headway, march on, move on, pass on, progress, pull ahead, win

See Also: back down, back off, back up, change, draw back, ebb, ebb, ebb away, ebb down, ebb off, ebb out, go, locomote, move, move back, pull away, pull back, recede, regress, retreat, retrograde, retrograde, retrogress, travel, withdraw

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