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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·cede /rɪˈsid/
 (vi.)向後退,退卻,退,收回,降低,減弱

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·cede v. i. [imp. & p. p. Receded; p. pr. & vb. n. Receding.]
 1. To move back; to retreat; to withdraw.
 Like the hollow roar
 Of tides receding from the insulted shore.   --Dryden.
    All bodies moved circularly endeavor to recede from the center.   --Bentley.
 2. To withdraw a claim or pretension; to desist; to relinquish what had been proposed or asserted; as, to recede from a demand or proposition.
 Syn: -- To retire; retreat; return; retrograde; withdraw; desist.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·cede v. t.  To cede back; to grant or yield again to a former possessor; as, to recede conquered territory.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 recede
      v 1: pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew";
           "The limo pulled away from the curb" [syn: withdraw, retreat,
            pull away, draw back, pull back, retire, move
           back]
      2: move back and away from; "The enemy fell back" [syn: fall
         back, retire] [ant: advance]
      3: retreat [syn: fall back, lose, drop off, fall behind]
         [ant: gain]
      4: become faint or more distant; "the unhappy memories of her
         childhood receded as she grew older"