retrace


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re·trace

 (rē-trās′)
tr.v. re·traced, re·trac·ing, re·trac·es
To trace again or back: retraced their steps.

re·trace′a·ble adj.
re·trace′ment n.
re·trac′er n.

retrace

(rɪˈtreɪs)
vb (tr)
1. to go back over (one's steps, a route, etc) again: we retraced the route we took last summer.
2. to go over (a past event) in the mind; recall
3. to go over (a story, account, etc) from the beginning
reˈtraceable adj
reˈtracement n

re-trace

(riˈtreɪs)

v.t. -traced, -trac•ing.
to trace again, as lines in writing or drawing.
[1750–60]

re•trace

(rɪˈtreɪs)

v.t. -traced, -trac•ing.
1. to trace backward; go back over: to retrace one's steps.
2. to go back over with the memory.
3. to go over again with the sight or attention.
[1690–1700; < French retracer, Middle French retracier=re- re- + tracier to trace1]

retrace


Past participle: retraced
Gerund: retracing

Imperative
retrace
retrace
Present
I retrace
you retrace
he/she/it retraces
we retrace
you retrace
they retrace
Preterite
I retraced
you retraced
he/she/it retraced
we retraced
you retraced
they retraced
Present Continuous
I am retracing
you are retracing
he/she/it is retracing
we are retracing
you are retracing
they are retracing
Present Perfect
I have retraced
you have retraced
he/she/it has retraced
we have retraced
you have retraced
they have retraced
Past Continuous
I was retracing
you were retracing
he/she/it was retracing
we were retracing
you were retracing
they were retracing
Past Perfect
I had retraced
you had retraced
he/she/it had retraced
we had retraced
you had retraced
they had retraced
Future
I will retrace
you will retrace
he/she/it will retrace
we will retrace
you will retrace
they will retrace
Future Perfect
I will have retraced
you will have retraced
he/she/it will have retraced
we will have retraced
you will have retraced
they will have retraced
Future Continuous
I will be retracing
you will be retracing
he/she/it will be retracing
we will be retracing
you will be retracing
they will be retracing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been retracing
you have been retracing
he/she/it has been retracing
we have been retracing
you have been retracing
they have been retracing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been retracing
you will have been retracing
he/she/it will have been retracing
we will have been retracing
you will have been retracing
they will have been retracing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been retracing
you had been retracing
he/she/it had been retracing
we had been retracing
you had been retracing
they had been retracing
Conditional
I would retrace
you would retrace
he/she/it would retrace
we would retrace
you would retrace
they would retrace
Past Conditional
I would have retraced
you would have retraced
he/she/it would have retraced
we would have retraced
you would have retraced
they would have retraced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.retrace - to go back over againretrace - to go back over again; "we retraced the route we took last summer"; "trace your path"
return - go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before; "return to your native land"; "the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean"
2.retrace - reassemble mentally; "reconstruct the events of 20 years ago"
hypothesise, hypothesize, speculate, conjecture, theorise, theorize, hypothecate, suppose - to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
etymologise, etymologize - construct the history of words
Translations
vrátit sevrátit se stejnou cestou
gå samme vej tilbage
palata takaisin samaa reittiä
vratiti se istim putem
visszamegy
rekja til baka
たどりなおす
되돌아가다
grįžti atgal
griezties atpakaļ
spåra tillbaka
ย้อนรอยเดิม
geldiği yoldan geri gitmekiz sürmek
thoái lui

retrace

[riːˈtreɪs] VT [+ path] → desandar; [+ sb's journey etc] → seguir las huellas de; (in memory) → recordar, ir recordando, rememorar
to retrace one's steps (lit, fig) → desandar lo andado

retrace

[rɪˈtreɪs] vt [+ developments, sb's movements] → reconstituer; [+ route, journey, path] → reconstituer
to retrace one's steps (lit)revenir sur ses pas
I retraced my steps → Je suis revenu sur mes pas. (fig)
So, let's retrace our steps → Alors, récapitulons.

retrace

vt past, argumentationzurückverfolgen; development alsonachgehen (+dat), → nachvollziehen; to retrace one’s path or stepsdenselben Weg zurückgehen

retrace

[rɪˈtreɪs] vtripercorrere; (recall) → ricostruire
to retrace one's steps → (ri)tornare sui propri passi

retrace

(riˈtreis) verb
to go back along (a path etc) one has just come along. She lost her keys somewhere on the way to the station, and had to retrace her steps/journey until she found them.

retrace

يَعُودُ مِنْ حَيْثُ أَتَى vrátit se stejnou cestou gå samme vej tilbage zurückverfolgen ακολουθώ ίχνη desandar palata takaisin samaa reittiä retracer vratiti se istim putem ripercorrere たどりなおす 되돌아가다 herleiden gå tilbake samme vei odtworzyć przeszłość refazer o mesmo caminho, voltar pelo mesmo caminho возвращаться по своим следам spåra tillbaka ย้อนรอยเดิม iz sürmek thoái lui 折回
References in classic literature ?
Famished and emaciated as they were, to continue forward would be to perish; their only chance seemed to be to regain the river, and retrace their steps up its banks.
Chance carried me to the very beach upon which I had discovered Ja's canoe, and a short time later I was scrambling up the steep bank to retrace my steps from the plain of Phutra.
To retrace my steps to the summit of the divide and explore another canyon seemed the only solution of my problem, but a sudden widening and levelness of the canyon just before me seemed to suggest that it was about to open into a level country, and with the lure of discovery strong upon me I decided to proceed but a short distance farther before I turned back.
When they turned to retrace their steps Brantain's face was radiant and hers was triumphant.
And with a movement of impatience he turned to retrace his steps.
It would be but a question of time before the inexperienced creatures perished in the dense forest--that they ever could retrace their steps to the river was most unlikely, and the chances were that one by one they would be dispatched by head hunters while they slept.
They had no stomach to retrace that difficult three days' trail.
With this trophy over his shoulder, he hastened to retrace his steps, for the evening was already drawing in.
How can I retrace today the strange steps of my obsession?
And now, how can I retrace the impression left upon me by that walk under the waters?
Growing more alarmed every minute, he began to retrace his steps.
They turned without delay and began to retrace their steps.