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Definition of Recede


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

Recede Quotations

To make any future that we dreamt up real requires creative scientists, engineers, and technologists to make it happen. If people are not within your midst who dream about tomorrow - with the capacity to bring tomorrow into the present - then the country might as well just recede back into the cave because that's where we're headed.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Worldly wealth is the Devil's bait; and those whose minds feed upon riches recede, in general, from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase, as the moon, when she is fullest, is farthest from the sun.
Robert Burton

I think my level of fame will drop back down. I think it'll recede. In fact, I know it will. That's life on Planet Earth. And I'm okay with that. Besides getting tables at restaurants and special treatment at the airport, what else is there?
Tina Fey

A single breaker may recede; but the tide is evidently coming in.
Thomas Babington Macaulay

To sigh, yet not recede; to grieve, yet not repent.
George Crabbe
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Recede Translations

recede in Dutch is achteruitgaan
recede in Italian is farsi indietro
recede in Latin is recipio recepi receptum
recede in Spanish is retroceder
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