retrace

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
re•trace /rɪˈtreɪs/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -traced, -trac•ing. 
  1. to go back over:to retrace one's steps.
  2. to go back over with the memory:tried to retrace his reasoning.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
retrace /rɪˈtreɪs/ vb (transitive)
  1. to go back over (one's steps, a route, etc) again
  2. to go over (a past event) in the mind; recall
  3. to go over (a story, account, etc) from the beginning
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
re-trace  (rē trās),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -traced, -trac•ing. 
  1. to trace again, as lines in writing or drawing.
Also,  retrace. 
  • re- + trace1 1750–60

re•trace  (ri trās),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -traced, -trac•ing. 
  1. to trace backward;
    go back over:to retrace one's steps.
  2. to go back over with the memory.
  3. to go over again with the sight or attention.
  4. re-trace.
re•tracea•ble, adj. 
re•tracement, n. 
  • French retracer, Middle French retracier, equivalent. to re- re- + tracier to trace1
  • 1690–1700

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
re-trace /riːˈtreɪs/ vb
  1. (transitive) to trace (a map, drawing, etc) again
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