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Meaning of word recede from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

recede   verb

Meaning : Pull back or move away or backward.

Example : The enemy withdrew.
The limo pulled away from the curb.

Synonyms : draw back, move back, pull away, pull back, retire, retreat, withdraw

Move forward, also in the metaphorical sense.

Time marches on.
advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress

Meaning : Retreat.

Synonyms : drop off, fall back, fall behind

Obtain advantages, such as points, etc..

The home team was gaining ground.
After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference.
Win points.
advance, gain, gain ground, get ahead, make headway, pull ahead, win

Meaning : Become faint or more distant.

Example : The unhappy memories of her childhood receded as she grew older.