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English verb: recede

1. recede (motion) pull back or move away or backward


SamplesThe enemy withdrew.
The limo pulled away from the curb.


Synonymsdraw back, move back, pull away, pull back, retire, retreat, withdraw


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)back down, back off, back up, fall back, retreat, retrograde


Verb groupback away, back out, crawfish, crawfish out, pull back, pull in one's horns, retreat, withdraw


Antonymsadvance, march on, move on, progress, go on, pass on

2. recede (competition) retreat


Synonymsdrop off, fall back, fall behind, lose


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)regress, retrograde, retrogress


Antonymsgain ground, get ahead, make headway, pull ahead, win, gain, advance

3. recede (change) become faint or more distant


SamplesThe unhappy memories of her childhood receded as she grew older.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)ebb









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