Associations to the word «Recede»

Wiktionary

RECEDE, verb. To move back; to retreat; to withdraw.
RECEDE, verb. To cede back; to grant or yield again to a former possessor.
RECEDE, verb. To take back.

Dictionary definition

RECEDE, verb. Pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb".
RECEDE, verb. Retreat.
RECEDE, verb. Become faint or more distant; "the unhappy memories of her childhood receded as she grew older".

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke