RECE'DE, 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.All bodies moved circularly, endeavor to recede from the center.2. To withdraw a claim or pretension; to desist from; to relinquish what had been proposed or asserted; as, to recede from a demand; to recede from terms or propositions.
RECE'DE, v.t. [re and cede.] To cede back; to grant or yield to a former possessor; as, to recede conquered territory.