-cede, -ceed, -cess, -cease
(Latin: to be in motion; to go, to go away, to yield, to give up, to withdraw)
A recession is considered by some economists as the period between when financial conditions have reached their peaks and then declined to their lowest levels.2. The withdrawal of participants in a ceremony: The clergy and the choir left in a recession after the church service.
3. The process of going back or becoming more distant: The people in the community were happy to see the recession of the floodwaters.
2. A description of a characteristic or trait determined by a recessive gene.
3. Tending to go backward or to recede.
2. A move back or away from a limit, a point, or a mark: The community was hoping that there would be a retrocede of the floodwaters that have caused so much damage.
3. Etymology: from Latin retrocedere, "to go back" from retro-, "back" + cedere, "to go".
2. To withdraw formally from a union, fellowship, or association; especially, from a political or religious organization.
2. Etymology: from Latin secessionem, from the stem of secedere. "secede" which consists of se-, "apart" + cedere. "to go".
A secession occurs when people in a country or state declare their independence from the ruling government.
When a dissatisfied group secedes, it creates its own form of government in place of the former ruling government. Secessions are serious maneuvers that lead to, or arise from, military conflict.
2. Referring to, or pertaining to, secession or secessionists.
A court order suspending further action.
2. To thrive, prosper, grow, or the like.
3. To accomplish what is attempted or intended.
4. To follow or replace another by descent, election, appointment, etc. (often followed by to).
5. To come next after something else in an order or series.
6. Etymology: from Old French succeder, "come next after, take the place of another"; from Latin succedere, "to come after, to go near to"; from suc-, "up, near" a variant of sub, "under" + cedere, "to go, to move".
The sense of "have a favorable result", is first recorded in Middle English before 1475.
To succeed anyone is etymologically to "go next to someone"; hence, "to follow someone".
The word came into English via Old French succeder from Latin succedere, a compound verb formed from the prefix sub-, "under" (used here in the sense of "next below"; therefore, "next to, after") and cedere, "to go" (source also of English cede, exceed, proceed, etc.).
The notion of "getting near to something" evolved in Latin into "doing well, prospering"; whence the other main meaning of the English word succeed.
2. An effort that accomplishes its intended purpose.
2. Having reached a high degree of financial prosperity.
3. Terminating in or meeting with success; resulting favorably.
2. With a favorable termination of what is attempted; favorably.
2. Resulting favorably.