Definition of recede:
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.
- decrease (part of speech: verb)
- relapse (part of speech: verb)
- recede (part of speech: verb)
- "Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales", Thomas Mitchell.
4. Visits to the dentist twice a year at least, and whenever a cavity appears, even if only a week after the dentist has failed to find one; whenever the gums begin to recede; and whenever anything seems to be wrong with the teeth.- "Civics and Health", William H. Allen.
- "Pictures of Sweden", Hans Christian Andersen.