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re·cede1

recede1

 
 
pronunciation:
ri sid
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part of speech: verb
inflections: recedes, receding, receded
definition 1: to move back to the same low level or point as before.
The flood waters receded after the rain stopped.
synonyms:
ebb
similar words:
abate, diminish, dwindle, lessen, retreat, subside
definition 2: to move away or back; become more distant.
The hills appeared to recede as we drove away from them.
antonyms:
advance
similar words:
diminish, retreat, withdraw
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