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Another word for retrocede

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Verb
  1. To move back or away from a point, limit, or mark

      1. To return to an earlier, inferior, or less complex condition.
      2. To go or move backward.
      1. Moving or tending backward:
      2. Opposite to the usual order; inverted or reversed:
      3. Reverting to an earlier or inferior condition:
      1. The act or process of moving back or away, especially from something hazardous, formidable, or unpleasant:
      2. Withdrawal of a military force from a dangerous position or from an enemy attack.
      3. The process of receding from a position or of becoming smaller:
      1. To take back; disavow:
      2. To draw back or in:
      3. To utter (a sound) with the tongue drawn back.
      1. To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark:
      2. To slope away from a point of reference:
      3. To become or seem to become more distant and fainter or less distinct:
      1. The receding or outgoing tide, occurring between the time when the tide is highest and the time when the following tide is lowest.
      2. A period of decline or diminution:
      3. To fall back from the flood stage.
    See also:

    approach

  2. To move in a reverse direction

      1. To return to an earlier, inferior, or less complex condition.
      2. To go or move backward.
      1. Moving or tending backward:
      2. Opposite to the usual order; inverted or reversed:
      3. Reverting to an earlier or inferior condition:
      1. The act or process of moving back or away, especially from something hazardous, formidable, or unpleasant:
      2. Withdrawal of a military force from a dangerous position or from an enemy attack.
      3. The process of receding from a position or of becoming smaller:
      1. To go back over the course by which one has come.
      2. To return to a previous point or subject, as in a lecture or discussion.
      3. To reverse one's position or policy.
      1. To move the pedals of a bicycle or similar vehicle backward, especially to apply a brake.
      2. To move backward by taking short quick steps, as in boxing or football.
      3. To retreat or withdraw from a position or attitude:
      1. The part of the trunk of the human body along and to the sides of the spine between the neck and the pelvis; the dorsum.
      2. The analogous dorsal region in other animals.
      3. The backbone or spine.