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What is another word for recede?

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To go or move back or further away from a previous position
“She stood perfectly still, listening to his footsteps recede down the hall.”
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To gradually diminish or lessen in value or intensity
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“Bear in mind that little annoyances do not recede with time, they just become bigger annoyances.”
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To gradually disappear from view
“Those in the boat watch the island recede from view as they near the completion of their trip.”
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(of hair) To thin out
“The older man's hair just starting to noticeably recede.”
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To retreat from something frightening or dangerous
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To take back or renege on an initial statement or stance
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