verb (used without object), re·ced·ed, re·ced·ing.
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Origin of recede1
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH recederecede , reseed
Definition for recede (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), re·ced·ed, re·ced·ing.
Example sentences from the Web for recede
Republicans are receding from some of the most influential governments.Morning Report: What Women Candidates and Officeholders Face|Voice of San Diego|November 9, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The switch reflects recent changes in other North County cities, as the Republican Party largely recedes from view in the county’s most influential governments.Sanchez’s Win in Oceanside Is More Evidence of a Changing County|Kayla Jimenez|November 7, 2020|Voice of San Diego
He’s slight, with thick glasses and sandy hair that’s receding, shirtless because he gets overheated easily, his mom explained.People with Developmental Disabilities Were Promised Help. Instead, They Face Delays and Denials.|by Amy Silverman for Arizona Daily Star, with data analysis by Alex Devoid, Arizona Daily Star|November 5, 2020|ProPublica
When the crisis recedes, each of us will decide what our journeys will look like in a post-pandemic world — and if we’re willing to take a chance on the strangers we encounter there.Thumbs up for three new books that capture hitchhiking’s adventurous spirit|Jen Rose Smith|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
Although “some folks are kind of doubling down, tripling down, it’s just receding to an ever-smaller, more marginal set of folks,” Schmidt said.Conspicuous Confederate flag over I-95 in Stafford County removed|Michael Laris|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
Manning is a broad man with salt and pepper hair, a receding hairline, and rimless glasses.
He is a relatively young man with a trim, tight beard and receding hairline.
But six years later, the right-wing talk-radio crowd is receding in relevance as their listeners age out of existence.
Bennett is youthful and dimpled, a receding hairline the only indication of any worldly experience.
Khushwant Singh: “Despite his receding hairline he is an incredibly handsome young man.”
Glyndon's eyes followed the receding form of the mysterious stranger.Zanoni|Edward Bulwer Lytton
By the spring of 1916 those other means were receding beyond the region of hope or possibility.A Short History of the Great War|A. F. Pollard
She was dwindling rapidly in visual size; relative to me, she was receding, falling upon the Moon.Wandl the Invader|Raymond King Cummings
It is with acute regret that I turn my back upon New York, or, rather, turn my face to see it receding over the steamer's wake.America To-day, Observations and Reflections|William Archer
Paul glanced backward often, to capture the receding patterns.West Of The Sun|Edgar Pangborn
British Dictionary definitions for recede (1 of 2)
- (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