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Meaning of RECEDE

Pronunciation:  ri'seed

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

RECEDE is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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;
  2. \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.