Recede - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈsiːd|  American pronunciation of the word recede
Brit.  |rɪˈsiːd|  British pronunciation of the word recede

verb

- pull back or move away or backward (syn: retire, retreat, withdraw)
- retreat
- become faint or more distant

the unhappy memories of her childhood receded as she grew older

Examples

The waves receded from the ship, only to return to beat with renewed force.

I shall endeavor to recede, in imagination, a century from the present time.

The government has receded from its promise to control prices.

As the sea receded, many beautiful shells were left behind.

The pain in his head gradually receded.

The flood waters finally began to recede in November.

He was in his mid-forties, with a receding hairline.

the unhappy memories of her childhood receded as she grew older

He was now too far gone in guilt to recede.

He had put on weight, and his hairline was beginning to recede.

the shaded areas of the face seemed to recede

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: recede
he/she/it: recedes
present participle: receding
past tense: receded
past participle: receded
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