Recede

Definition of Recede

Re`cede´   Pronunciation: rė`sēd´
v. i.1.To move back; to retreat; to withdraw.
[imp. & p. p. Receded; p. pr. & vb. n. Receding.]
Like the hollow roar
Of tides receding from the insulted shore.
- Dryden.
All bodies moved circularly endeavor to recede from the center.
- Bentley.
2.To withdraw a claim or pretension; to desist; to relinquish what had been proposed or asserted; as, to recede from a demand or proposition.
v. t.1.To cede back; to grant or yield again to a former possessor; as, to recede conquered territory.

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