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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To move back or away.

Usage examples (39)
  • The floodwaters receded when the storm moved south.
  • Charles II was forced to recede from the French alliance by his Parliament in 1674.
  • The Court is unwilling, however, to recede from the position announced in its repeated decisions.
  • "It was easy to kind of recede into the woodwork," he said, adding that he made comments only about the issue of reasonable doubt. for more
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