Recede

  • 1 recede — recede, retreat, retrograde, retract, back can all mean to move or seem to move in a direction that is exactly the opposite of ahead or forward. Recede stresses marked and usually gradually increasing distance from a given point, line, or… …

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  • 2 recede — re‧cede [rɪˈsiːd] verb [intransitive] if prices, interest rates etc recede, they decrease: • Growth was expected to recede throughout the year. • The domestic market is receding. * * * recede UK US /rɪˈsiːd/ verb [I] ► to get lower in value,… …

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  • 3 Recede — Re*cede (r[ e]*s[=e]d ), 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. [1913 Webster] Like… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Recede — Re*cede (r[=e]*s[=e]d ), v. t. [Pref. re + cede. Cf. {Recede}, v. i.] To cede back; to grant or yield again to a former possessor; as, to recede conquered territory. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 recede — recede1 [ri sēd′] vi. receded, receding [L recedere: see RE & CEDE] 1. to go or move back [the high water receded] 2. to withdraw (from) [to recede from a promise] 3. to slope backward …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 recede — index decrease, depart, diminish, ebb, erode, escheat, regress, retire (retreat) …

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  • 7 recédé — recédé, ée (re sé dé, dée) part. passé de recéder …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 8 recede — (v.) late 15c., from M.Fr. receder, from L. recedere to go back, withdraw, from re back (see RE (Cf. re )) + cedere to go (see CEDE (Cf. cede)). Related: Receded; receding …

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  • 9 recede — [v] withdraw; diminish abate, back, close, decline, decrease, depart, die off, diminish, drain away, draw back, drop, dwindle, ebb, fade, fall back, flow back, go away, go back, lessen, reduce, regress, retire, retract, retreat, retrocede,… …

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  • 10 recede — ► VERB 1) move back or further away. 2) gradually diminish. 3) (of a man s hair) cease to grow at the temples and above the forehead. 4) (receding) (of a facial feature) sloping backwards. ORIGIN Latin recedere go back …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 recede — [[t]rɪsi͟ːd[/t]] recedes, receding, receded 1) VERB If something recedes from you, it moves away. [V prep] Luke s footsteps receded into the night... As she receded he waved goodbye. [V ing] ...the receding lights of the car. 2) VERB When… …

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  • 12 recede — verb ADVERB ▪ a bit, a little, slightly, somewhat ▪ His fine dark hair was receding a little. ▪ further ▪ gradually …

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  • 13 recede */ — UK [rɪˈsiːd] / US [rɪˈsɪd] verb [intransitive] Word forms recede : present tense I/you/we/they recede he/she/it recedes present participle receding past tense receded past participle receded 1) to move back from a high point or level The flood… …

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  • 14 recede — I. intransitive verb (receded; receding) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin recedere to go back, from re + cedere to go Date: 15th century 1. a. to move back or away ; withdraw < a receding hairline > b …

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  • 15 recede — v. (D; intr.) to recede from * * * [rɪ siːd] (D; intr.) to recede from …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 recede — re|cede [rıˈsi:d] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: recedere, from cedere [i] to go ] 1.) if something you can see or hear recedes, it gets further and further away until it disappears recede into ▪ footsteps receding into the distance 2.) if… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 recede — re|cede [ rı sid ] verb intransitive * 1. ) to move back from a high point or level: The flood waters receded. a ) to move farther away: The airplane takes off, and we watch the ground recede. The sound of footsteps receded into the fog. b ) if… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 recede — verb 1》 move back or further away. 2》 gradually diminish. 3》 (of a man s hair) cease to grow at the temples and above the forehead. 4》 [usu. as adjective receding] (of a facial feature) slope backwards. 5》 (recede from) archaic withdraw from (an… …

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  • 19 recede — verb (I) 1 if something you can see or hear recedes, it gets further and further away until it disappears (+ into): footsteps receding into the distance 2 if a memory, feeling, or possibility recedes, it gradually goes away: As the threat of… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 recede — recede1 /ri seed /, v.i., receded, receding. 1. to go or move away; retreat; go to or toward a more distant point; withdraw. 2. to become more distant. 3. (of a color, form, etc., on a flat surface) to move away or be perceived as moving away… …

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