recede
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɹɨˈsiːd/
Verb

recede (recedes, present participle receding; past and past participle receded)

  1. To move back; to retreat; to withdraw.
    • Like the hollow roar / Of tides receding from the instituted shore.
    • All bodies moved circularly endeavour to recede from the center.
  2. To cede back; to grant or yield again to a former possessor.
    to recede conquered territory
  3. To take back.
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