Recede - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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


- pull back or move away or backward (syn: draw back, move back, pull away, pull back, retire, retreat, withdraw)
- retreat (syn: drop off, fall back, fall behind)
- become faint or more distant
the unhappy memories of her childhood receded as she grew older

Extra 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.

He was now too far gone in guilt to recede.

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

Word forms

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