UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/rɪˈsiːd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/rɪˈsid/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ri sēd for 1; rē sēd for 2)

Inflections of 'recede' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
re•cede1 /rɪˈsid/USA pronunciation   v. [no object], -ced•ed, -ced•ing. 
  1. to go back to a more distant point;
    withdraw:The floodwaters finally receded.
  2. to become or seem to become more distant:The painful memory began to recede.
  3. to slope backward:a chin that recedes.
See -cede-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
re•cede1  (ri sēd),USA pronunciation v.i.,  -ced•ed, -ced•ing. 
  1. to go or move away;
    go to or toward a more distant point;
  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, esp. as giving the illusion of space. Cf.  advance (def. 15).
  4. to slope backward:a chin that recedes.
  5. to draw back or withdraw from a conclusion, viewpoint, undertaking, promise, etc.
  • Latin recēdere to go, fall back, equivalent. to re- re- + cēdere to withdraw, go; see cede
  • 1470–80
    • 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged retire, retreat.

re•cede2  (rē sēd),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -ced•ed, -ced•ing. 
  1. to cede back;
    yield or grant to a former possessor.
  • re- + cede 1765–75

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
recede /rɪˈsiːd/ vb (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. (of a man's hair) to cease to grow at the temples and above the forehead
  5. (of a man) to start to go bald in this way
  6. to decline in value or character
  7. (usually followed by from) to draw back or retreat, as from a promise
Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin recēdere to go back, from re- + cēdere to yield, cede
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
re-cede /riːˈsiːd/ vb
  1. (transitive) to restore to a former owner
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