to go or move away; retreat; go to or toward a more distant point; withdraw.
to become more distant.
(of a color, form, etc., on a flat surface) to move away or be perceived as moving away from an observer, especially as giving the illusion of space.: Compare advance (def. 15).
to slope backward: a chin that recedes.
to draw back or withdraw from a conclusion, viewpoint, undertaking, promise, etc.
- recede , reseed
How to use recede in a sentence
Despite those obstacles, Chase’s success may keep it invested in Duckett’s vision once pandemic restrictions recede.
However, by 1876 the issues of the war had begun to recede in political importance.Ted Cruz’s proposed election commission can only hurt the country | Stuart MacKay | January 6, 2021 | Washington Post
The unique impact of the coronavirus recession makes a fast recovery possible, but even after the pandemic recedes, the global economy will be facing a myriad of problems.
In broad strokes, the way to gauge cosmic expansion is to figure out how far away distant galaxies are and how fast they’re receding from us.Astronomers Get Their Wish, and a Cosmic Crisis Gets Worse | Natalie Wolchover | December 17, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
Once the coronavirus pandemic recedes, engineers from his lab will move into partner communities while they work on improving the system.
Russia has far grander plans to secure its claims in the north as the permanent ice caps recede.
He is six feet and 201 pounds and has brown hair that is beginning to recede at the temples.
She was briefly outed by Red as a mole and then allowed to recede into the background again.
My guess is that in the final moments of the season the supernatural elements of the show will recede.
The Qataris need to recede from the stage, Kabul will never trust them.
The wave of religious fanaticism sweeping over the land might recede as rapidly as it had risen.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
The jungles here recede, and their place is occupied by beautiful plantations of rice, and other vegetables.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
It will help to keep me in touch with the outside world, which daily seems to recede further.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
The girls would not recede from their position; work had to be found for the girl elsewhere.The Leaven in a Great City | Lillian William Betts
For instance, the forehead may recede from the wire at the top, or the nose may have a different slant or shape.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
British Dictionary definitions for recede (1 of 2)
to withdraw from a point or limit; go back: the tide receded
to become more distant: hopes of rescue receded
to slope backwards: apes have receding foreheads
(of a man's hair) to cease to grow at the temples and above the forehead
(of a man) to start to go bald in this way
to decline in value or character
(usually foll by from) to draw back or retreat, as from a promise
British Dictionary definitions for re-cede (2 of 2)
(tr) to restore to a former owner
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