Synonyms and Antonyms of recede
- The sound of sirens receded as the fire engines roared off into the distance.
- After the rain stops, the floodwaters should gradually recede.
give ground, give way, lose ground
Synonym Discussion of recede
- the flood waters gradually receded
- retreating soldiers
- a cat retracting its claws
- backed off on the throttle
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