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Go or move back or further away from a previous position
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“She stood perfectly still, listening to his footsteps recede down the hall.”
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Fade into the distance
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(of a quality, feeling, or possibility) To gradually diminish
“Bear in mind that little annoyances do not recede with time; they just become bigger annoyances.”
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To diminish in intensity or severity, especially gradually
“A youngish man with dark hair just beginning to 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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