recede

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French receder, from Latin recedere (to withdraw; to go back), from re- with cedere (to go).

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recede (third-person singular simple present recedes, present participle receding, simple past and past participle receded)

  1. To move back; to retreat; to withdraw.
    • Dryden
      Like the hollow roar / Of tides receding from the instituted shore.
    • Bentley
      All bodies moved circularly endeavour to recede from the center.
  2. To cede back; to grant or yield again to a former possessor.
    to recede conquered territory
  3. To take back.

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References[edit]

  • recede” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /reˈtʃɛde/, [reˈt͡ʃɛː.d̪e]
  • Hyphenation: re‧cè‧de

Verb[edit]

recede

  1. third-person singular present indicative of recedere

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Latin[edit]

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recēde

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of recēdō

Old English[edit]

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reċede

  1. first-person singular preterite of reċċan
  2. third-person singular preterite of reċċan
  3. first-person singular preterite subjunctive of reċċan
  4. third-person singular preterite subjunctive of reċċan