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Definition 1: become faint or more distant - [verb of change]

Samples where recede or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the unhappy memories of her childhood receded as she grew older

(recede is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of recede ) fall away or decline

"The patient's strength ebbed away"

Definition 2: retreat - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for recede in the sense of this definition

(recede is a kind of ...) get worse or fall back to a previous condition

Definition 3: pull back or move away or backward - [verb of motion]

Samples where recede or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The enemy withdrew
  • The limo pulled away from the curb

Synonyms for recede in the sense of this definition

(recede is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of recede ) move back and away from

"The enemy fell back"

(... is a kind of recede ) move back

"The glacier retrogrades"

(... is a kind of recede ) move backwards from a certain position

"The bully had to back down"

(recede has a similar meaning as ...) make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity

"We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him" "He backed out of his earlier promise" "The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns"

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