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recede1

re·cede1

recede1

 
pronunciation:
ri sid
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: receded, recedes, receding
definition 1: to move back to a previous low level or point, as water.
synonyms:
ebb
similar words:
abate, diminish, dwindle, lessen, peter out, retreat, retrogress, slacken, subside
definition 2: to move away or back, either physically or in the mind.
The hills recede as we drive.He is receding in my memory.
antonyms:
advance
similar words:
diminish, regress, retreat, retrograde, withdraw
Word Parts
The word recede contains the following parts:
re- Latin prefix that means again; back or back again
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The prefix re- occurs in verbs that are Latin loanwords, where it can mean "again" (revise ) or "back again" (reflect ). It also attaches to English verbs (replay , rewind) with both meanings. Any verb can be prefixed by "re- " to indicate that an action is repeated. No hyphen is necessary unless the word formed is identical to an existing word (re-sign the document, but resign from a job).
ced, ces, -ceed, -cede, -cess Latin root that means to go; to go back or yield