verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
- 1 (moverse hacia atrás) [persona/coche] to go back, move back; [ejército] to withdraw, fall back, retreat ya nos pasamos, retrocede un poco we've gone past it, go back a bit al ver la pistola retrocedió when he saw the pistol he stepped back o/or drew back la policía hizo retroceder a la multitud the police moved the crowd back o/or made the crowd move back el autor nos hace retroceder tres siglos en el tiempo the author takes us back three centuries (in time)
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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.