Definition of Retrace

1. Verb. To go back over again. "Trace your path"

Exact synonyms: Trace
Generic synonyms: Return
Derivative terms: Trace



2. Verb. Reassemble mentally. "Reconstruct the events of 20 years ago"
Exact synonyms: Construct, Reconstruct
Generic synonyms: Conjecture, Hypothecate, Hypothesise, Hypothesize, Speculate, Suppose, Theorise, Theorize
Specialized synonyms: Etymologise, Etymologize
Derivative terms: Reconstruction

Definition of Retrace

1. v. t. To trace back, as a line.

Definition of Retrace

1. Verb. (transitive) To trace again; to go back over something, usually in an attempt of rediscovery. ¹

2. Noun. (television) The period when the beam of the cathode-ray tube returns to its initial horizontal position in order to start the next line of the display. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Retrace

1. to go back over [v -TRACED, -TRACING, -TRACES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Retrace

retotalled
retotalling
retotals
retothelioma
retouch
retouched
retoucher
retouchers
retouches
retouching
retouchings
retour
retoured
retouring
retours
retrace (current term)
retraceable
retraced
retracement
retracements
retracer
retracers
retraces
retracing
retrack
retracked
retracking
retracks
retract
retractable

Literary usage of Retrace

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Republic Or Empire? The Philippine Question by William Jennings Bryan (1899)
"We should know clearly our final intentions as a nation, for it is never easy to retrace false steps. We have made too many of them already. ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"Turn again 1 ' Then halted Meir ; and looking in the face Of his old master, gaid : ' Do thon retrace The journey thou bast made. ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"The Powers retrace their steps. Compromise. observed, though Stein seems to have had a shrewd notion of what was in progress. It was only by accident that, ..."

4. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"come (contextual), attend, succeed, ensue, emanate (rare); spec, result. Antonyms: see LEAD, PRECEDE, PREFACE. ». trace, run; spec, retrace. ..."

5. History of the Hartford Convention: With a Review of the Policy of the by Theodore Dwight (1833)
"... and who arc ready to retrace errors, must, it is believed, be yet sufficient to redeem the nation. It is necessary to rally and unite them by the ..."

6. Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents in Texas, New Mexico by John Russell Bartlett (1854)
"... scenery—On short allowance—Return of Mr. Thurber—retrace our steps towards the San Pedro—Mustangs— Camp on the ..."

7. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1846)
"Shall we pause in our career, or retrace our steps, because the British lion has chosen to place himself in our path ? Has our blood already become so pale, ..."

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