AskDefine | Define retrace

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1 to go back over again; "we retraced the route we took last summer"; "trace your path" [syn: trace]
2 reassemble mentally; "reconstruct the events of 20 years ago" [syn: reconstruct, construct]

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  1. To trace again; to go back over something, usually in an attempt of rediscovery.
    He retraced his steps, and found his keys where he had dropped them.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bring back, bring to mind, call back, call to mind, call up, conjure up, evoke, go back, go back over, hark back, look back, mind, re-examine, reappraise, rebehold, recall, recall to mind, recapture, recheck, recollect, reconsider, reevoke, reflect, reinquire, remember, rethink, retrospect, revaluate, review, review in retrospect, revise, revive, see in retrospect, summon up, think back, think of, use hindsight
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