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RECEDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does recede mean? 

RECEDE (verb)
  The verb RECEDE has 4 senses:

1. pull back or move away or backward
2. move back and away from
3. retreat
4. become faint or more distant

  Familiarity information: RECEDE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RECEDE (verb)


Sense 1recede [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pull back or move away or backward

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

draw back; move back; pull away; pull back; recede; retreat; withdraw; retire

Context examples:

The enemy withdrew / The limo pulled away from the curb

Hypernyms (to "recede" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "recede"):

fall back; recede; retire (move back and away from)

back down; back off; back up (move backwards from a certain position)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2recede [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move back and away from

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

recede; fall back; retire

Context example:

The enemy fell back

Hypernyms (to "recede" is one way to...):

draw back; move back; pull away; pull back; recede; retire; retreat; withdraw (pull back or move away or backward)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "recede"):

ebb; ebb away; ebb down; ebb off; ebb out (flow back or recede)

retreat; retrograde (move back)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP

Antonym:

advance (move forward, also in the metaphorical sense)


Sense 3recede [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Retreat

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

fall behind; recede; drop off; fall back; lose

Hypernyms (to "recede" is one way to...):

regress; retrograde; retrogress (get worse or fall back to a previous condition)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 4recede [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become faint or more distant

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

the unhappy memories of her childhood receded as she grew older

Hypernyms (to "recede" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "recede"):

ebb (fall away or decline)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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