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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 ?
As he retraces his way to the point from which he descried the woman at a distance sitting on the step, he sees a ragged figure coming very cautiously along, crouching close to the soiled walls--which the wretchedest figure might as well avoid--and furtively thrusting a hand before it.
I was really not conscious of thinking of anything; but perhaps I can retrace my thoughts.
How can I retrace today the strange steps of my obsession?
Take my arm, sir -- take my arm on the other side," said Captain Wragge, as they turned to retrace their steps.
It is not in my power to retrace, one by one, all the weary phases of distress of mind through which I passed.
Silver himself appeared less terrible in contrast with this creature of the woods, and I turned on my heel, and looking sharply behind me over my shoulder, began to retrace my steps in the direction of the boats.
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.
And with a movement of impatience he turned to retrace his steps.
In their hunting excursion on the prairies they had pushed so far in pursuit of buffalo, as to find it impossible to retrace their steps over plains trampled by innumerable herds; and were baffled by the monotony of the landscape in their attempts to recall landmarks.