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Verb: recede  ri'seed
  1. Pull back or move away or backward
    "The enemy receded";
    - withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, pull back, retire, move back
     
  2. Retreat
    - fall back, lose, drop off, fall behind
     
  3. Become faint or more distant
    "the unhappy memories of her childhood receded as she grew older"

Derived forms: receded, receding, recedes

See also: fall

Type of: change, go, locomote, move, regress, retrograde, retrogress, travel

Antonym: advance