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  • IPA(key): /reˈt͡ʃɛ.do/
  • Rhymes: -ɛdo
  • Hyphenation: re‧cè‧do



  1. first-person singular present indicative of recedere




From re- (back) +‎ cēdō (to be in motion, go, move).



recēdō (present infinitive recēdere, perfect active recessī, supine recessum); third conjugation

  1. (literal) to go back, fall back, give ground, retire, withdraw, recede
    Synonyms: dēcēdō, discēdō, dēficiō, concēdō, cēdō, excēdō, regredior, subtrahō, subdūcō, āmoveō, recipiō, referō, inclīnō, vertō, facessō
    Antonyms: prōgredior, prōdeō, prōcēdō, prōficiō, aggredior, ēvehō, incēdō, accēdō, adeō
    1. (in particular) to retire to one's bedroom; to go to rest
    2. (transferred sense)
      1. to yield, depart (of inanimate and abstract things)
      2. to stand back, recede, be distant or retired
  2. (in general, literal) to go away, withdraw, retire, depart from a place; to abandon a thing
    Synonym: discēdō
    1. (transferred sense, of things) to separate from anything
    2. (figurative) to withdraw, depart, desist; to vanish, pass away, disappear
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   Conjugation of recēdō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present recēdō recēdis recēdit recēdimus recēditis recēdunt
imperfect recēdēbam recēdēbās recēdēbat recēdēbāmus recēdēbātis recēdēbant
future recēdam recēdēs recēdet recēdēmus recēdētis recēdent
perfect recessī recessistī recessit recessimus recessistis recessērunt,
pluperfect recesseram recesserās recesserat recesserāmus recesserātis recesserant
future perfect recesserō recesseris recesserit recesserimus recesseritis recesserint
passive present recēdor recēderis,
recēditur recēdimur recēdiminī recēduntur
imperfect recēdēbar recēdēbāris,
recēdēbātur recēdēbāmur recēdēbāminī recēdēbantur
future recēdar recēdēris,
recēdētur recēdēmur recēdēminī recēdentur
perfect recessus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect recessus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect recessus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present recēdam recēdās recēdat recēdāmus recēdātis recēdant
imperfect recēderem recēderēs recēderet recēderēmus recēderētis recēderent
perfect recesserim recesserīs recesserit recesserīmus recesserītis recesserint
pluperfect recessissem recessissēs recessisset recessissēmus recessissētis recessissent
passive present recēdar recēdāris,
recēdātur recēdāmur recēdāminī recēdantur
imperfect recēderer recēderēris,
recēderētur recēderēmur recēderēminī recēderentur
perfect recessus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect recessus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present recēde recēdite
future recēditō recēditō recēditōte recēduntō
passive present recēdere recēdiminī
future recēditor recēditor recēduntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives recēdere recessisse recessūrum esse recēdī recessum esse recessum īrī
participles recēdēns recessūrus recessus recēdendus,
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
recēdendī recēdendō recēdendum recēdendō recessum recessū

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  • recedo”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • recedo”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • recedo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to retire from public life: a re publica recedere