Translation of recede in Spanish:

recede

Pronunciation: /rɪˈsiːd/

vi

  • 1.1 (move back) [tide] retirarse to recede from view ir* perdiéndose de vista as we drove away, the mountains receded into the distance a medida que nos alejábamos, las montañas se iban perdiendo en la distancia his hair was beginning to recede ya tenía entradas
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    • 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.
    1.2 (become less likely) [danger] alejarse; [prospect] desvanecerse*
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    • 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.
    1.3
    (receding present participle/participio presente)
    [chin] hundido he has a receding hairline tiene entradas
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    • 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.

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