Definition of recede in English:
- But yesterday villagers chose to party and have a good time, as they could do nothing more than wait until the flood waters had receded.
- Flood waters are receding in some parts of the Midwest, but still rising in others.
- I heard her voice recede as her mouth moved farther from the phone.
- Use a beard to minimize a soft or receding or overly prominent chin.
- Few people realize that a receding chin is quite easily amenable to corrective surgery.
- You might be self-conscious about a feature such as a receding chin or a large nose, which makes the face look unbalanced, or maybe mother nature simply didn't give you quite what you wanted.
- Within a few months of his swearing the oath that he was to break in so many ways, the President receded from both these pledges.
- Should you unilaterally decide to recede from the internship agreement 20 days or more before the start date of internship, you forfeit an administrative fee of €200.
- Some purchasers have warned they would consider receding from the contract if the company fails to deliver the planes in the near term.
- People who were hanging on in the hope of benefiting from a cash injection of some kind have seen that possibility recede with the failure of these actions.
- The cost of fixed-rate mortgages is coming down as the threat of a rise in interest rates recedes - and that's good news for the many thousands of borrowers who are coming to the end of a cheap fixed deal.
- But with each fresh act of violence, that hope recedes.
- His hair was receding at the front and he had a high forehead.
- His white hair has receded; his stomach is bulkier; his English has improved.
- As I neared them, I could see that the man's blonde hair was receding and he was dressed rather conservatively.
Late 15th century (in the sense 'depart from a usual state or standard'): from Latin recedere, from re- 'back' + cedere 'go'.
cede from early 16th century:
Cede is from French céder or Latin cedere ‘to yield, give way, go’. Cedere is a rich source of English words including abscess (mid 16th century) ‘going away’ (of the infection when it bursts); access [Middle English] ‘go to’; ancestor (Middle English) someone who went ante ‘before’; antecedent (Late Middle English) from the same base as ancestor; cease (Middle English); concede (Late Middle English) to give way completely; decease (Middle English) ‘go away’; exceed (Late Middle English) to go beyond a boundary; intercede (late 16th century) go between; predecessor (Late Middle English) one who went away before; proceed (Late Middle English) to go forward; recede (Late Middle English) ‘go back’; and succeed (Late Middle English) ‘come close after’.
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