1 pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb" [syn: withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, pull back, retire, move back]
4 become faint or more distant; "the unhappy memories of her childhood receded as she grew older"
- Rhymes: -iːd
to move back
- Czech: ustoupit
- First- and third-person singular preterite of reċċan (or the preterite subjunctive).
abate, back, back up, backslide, bate, close, cock, decline, depart, die away, diminish, drain, drift away, dwindle, ebb, fade, fade away, fall astern, fall back, fall behind, get behind, go, go away, go backwards, go behind, jerk back, lapse, lessen, lose ground, move away, move off, pull away, pull back, recidivate, regress, relapse, retire, retract, retreat, retrocede, retroflex, retrograde, retrogress, return, revert, shrink, sink, slip back, stand off, subside, taper, wane, widen the distance, withdraw