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.