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Definition of recede:

  1. Retreat.
  2. To cede back; to grant or yield again to a former possessor; as, to recede conquered territory.
  3. To move back; to retreat; to withdraw.
  4. To withdraw a claim or pretension; to desist; to relinquish what had been proposed or asserted; as, to recede from a demand or proposition.

Synonyms:

moderate, bed, backtrack, retire, wane, kip down, crawl in, fall asleep, swallow, drop, taper off, remove, seclude, ratchet also rachet, take away, wave, discharge, crater, ease, adjourn, scatter, dope off, draw, drop back, crawfish, draw off, pull away, dawdle, drop-off, go to bed, move back, pall, hang, decline, relent, pull back, fall behind, retrogress, sequester, taper, slump, draw back, unsay, flake out, retrocede, disengage, let up, sequestrate, pull in one's horns, dip, mislay, die away, suffer, fall, unload, nod off, take, drop away, die, remit, doze off, call in, fall away, stand aside, drift off, call back, bow out, sack out, turn in, put down, gray, retrograde, drowse off, flow, back, back out, tumble down, grow out, ebb, go away, fall off, take out, slip, go to sleep, rise, recidivate, turn down, retract, miss, crawfish out, part, put out, misplace, increase, hit the hay, turn a loss, strike out, hit the sack, recall, back away, thin, resort, lag, lose, take back, phase down, de-escalate, approach, fall back, pull out, withdraw, set down.

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