Receding



[ri-seed] /rɪˈsid/

verb (used without object), receded, receding.
1.
to go or move away; retreat; go to or toward a more distant point; withdraw.
2.
to become more distant.
3.
(of a color, form, etc., on a flat surface) to move away or be perceived as moving away from an observer, especially as giving the illusion of space.
Compare (def 15).
4.
to slope backward:
a chin that recedes.
5.
to draw back or withdraw from a conclusion, viewpoint, undertaking, promise, etc.
[ree-seed] /riˈsid/
verb (used with object), receded, receding.
1.
to back; yield or grant to a former possessor.
/rɪˈsiːd/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to withdraw from a point or limit; go back: the tide receded
2.
to become more distant: hopes of rescue receded
3.
to slope backwards: apes have receding foreheads
4.

5.
to decline in value or character
6.
(usually foll by from) to draw back or retreat, as from a promise
v.

early 15c., from Middle French receder, from Latin recedere “to go back, fall back; withdraw, depart, retire,” from re- “back” (see re-) + cedere “to go” (see cede). Related: Receded; receding.

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