Part of speech: verb

To cede back.

Part of speech: verb

To move, tend, or incline backward; withdraw.

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Usage examples "recede":

  1. I have gone too far with your brother to recede: that is now impossible. - "Anna St. Ives", Thomas Holcroft.
  2. The brief encouragement afforded by Ojeda's report soon died away, and the actual discomforts of life in Isabella were more important than visionary luxuries that seemed to recede into the distance with the vanishing ships. - "Christopher Columbus, Complete", Filson Young.
  3. In effect, he said peremptorily that her Majesty willed it and would not recede from her resolution. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.