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Recede


RECE'DE, verb intransitive [Latin recedo; re and cedo.]

1. To move back; to retreat; to withdraw.

Like the hollow roar of tides receding from th' insulted shore.

All bodies moved circularly, endeavor to recede from the center.

2. To withdraw a claim or pretension; to desist from; to relinquish what had been proposed or asserted; as, to recede from a demand; to recede from terms or propositions.

RECE'DE, verb transitive [re and cede.] To cede back; to grant or yield to a former possessor; as, to recede conquered territory.