recede re‧cede [rɪˈsiːd] verb [intransitive]
if prices, interest rates etc recede, they decrease:

• Growth was expected to recede throughout the year.

• The domestic market is receding.

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recede UK US /rɪˈsiːd/ verb [I]
to get lower in value, amount, or number: »

Opposition to privatisation and foreign investment is receding in response to the shock of recession.


Although oil prices receded somewhat in June, they rose again this week.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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