- Retrace Re*trace", v. t. [Pref. re- + trace: cf. F. retracer.
1. To trace back, as a line.
Then if the line of Turnus you retrace, He springs from Inachus of Argive race. --Driden. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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retracé — retracé, ée (re tra sé, sée) part. passé de retracer. Dont on renouvelle la mémoire. • Sion.... Puissé je demeurer sans voix, Si dans mes chants ta douleur retracée Jusqu au dernier soupir n occupe ma pensée !, RAC. Esth. II, 2. • Retracerai… … Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré
retrace — [ri trās′] vt. retraced, retracing [Fr retracer: see RE & TRACE1] 1. to go back over again, esp. in the reverse direction [to retrace one s steps] 2. to trace again the story of, from the beginning 3. to go over again visually o … English World dictionary
retrace — I verb copy, go over again, recall, reexamine, regress, reminisce, repeat, return, revert, review, think back upon, trace back, turn back II index copy, recall (remember), reexamine, repeat ( … Law dictionary
retrace — (v.) 1690s, from Fr. retracer to trace again, from M.Fr. retracier, from re again (see RE (Cf. re )) + tracier to trace (see TRACE (Cf. trace)) … Etymology dictionary
retrace — The part of a rural route traversed twice by the rural carrier. To travel past the part of the route already served … Glossary of postal terms
retracé — Retracé, [retrac]ée. part … Dictionnaire de l'Académie française
retrace — ► VERB 1) go back over (the same route that one has just taken). 2) discover and follow (a route or course taken by someone else). 3) trace (something) back to its source or beginning … English terms dictionary
retrace — UK [rɪˈtreɪs] / US [ˌrɪˈtreɪs] verb [transitive] Word forms retrace : present tense I/you/we/they retrace he/she/it retraces present participle retracing past tense retraced past participle retraced 1) a) to return along the same path or route… … English dictionary
retrace — re|trace [rıˈtreıs, ri: ] v [T] 1.) retrace your steps/path/route etc to go back exactly the way you have come ▪ After a few minutes, he turned around and began to retrace his steps. 2.) to repeat exactly the same journey that someone else has… … Dictionary of contemporary English
retrace — verb (T) 1 to go back the way you have come: retrace your steps: After about fifty paces, he turned around and began to retrace his steps. 2 to repeat exactly the same journey that someone else has made: We shall be retracing the route taken by… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English