Re·trace v. t.
1. To trace back, as a line.
Then if the line of Turnus you retrace,
He springs from Inachus of Argive race. --Driden.
2. To go back, in or over (a previous course); to go over again in a reverse direction; as, to retrace one's steps; to retrace one's proceedings.
3. To trace over again, or renew the outline of, as a drawing; to draw again.
v 1: to go back over again; "we retraced the route we took last
summer"; "trace your path" [syn: trace]
2: reassemble mentally; "reconstruct the events of 20 years
ago" [syn: reconstruct, construct]