Part of speech: verb

To trace back; follow backward, as a path.

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Usage examples "retrace":

  1. I will not retrace for you, as I could do, each step in her rapid descent from luxury to poverty, from splendor to vice, from celebrity to ruin. - "Not Pretty, But Precious", John Hay, et al..
  2. But we are happy to inform all our friends and the world at large, that such a document was not fully assented to and was never adopted by the Community; and that the authors were among the first to discover the error and retrace the step. - "History of American Socialisms", John Humphrey Noyes.
  3. " Come, we will retrace our steps to the auto and meet him there," said the lieutenant. - "The Girl Aviators' Sky Cruise", Margaret Burnham.