Definition for RE-CEDE'

RE-CEDE', v.i. [L. recedo; re and cedo.]

  1. To move back; to retreat; to withdraw. Like the hollow roar / Of tides receding from th' insulted shore. – Dryden. All bodies moved circularly, endeavor to recede from the center. – Bentley.
  2. To withdraw a claim or pretension; to desist from; relinquish what had been proposed or asserted; as, to recede from a demand; to recede from terms or propositions.

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