Re*cede" (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Receded; p. pr. & vb. n. Receding.] [L. recedere, recessum; pref. re- re- + cedere to go, to go along: cf. F. rec'eder. See Cede.]


To move back; to retreat; to withdraw.

Like the hollow roar Of tides receding from the instituted shore. Dryden.

All bodies moved circularly endeavor to recede from the center. Bentley.


To withdraw a claim or pretension; to desist; to relinquish what had been proposed or asserted; as, to recede from a demand or proposition.

Syn. -- To retire; retreat; return; retrograde; withdraw; desist.


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Re*cede" (?), v. t. [Pref. re- + cede. Cf. Recede, v. t.]

To cede back; to grant or yield again to a former possessor; as, to recede conquered territory.


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