1
[ verb ] to go back over again, as of a route or steps

Synonyms

trace

Examples

"we retraced the route we took last summer"

Used in print

(The Christian Science Monitor...)

Here , in the cool , autumn-touched evening , Mr._Podger mentally retraced a day that had left him greatly contented and at_peace .

(Robert Deardorff, "Step by Step Through Istanbul"...)

Retracing my steps to the Mosque of Sultan_Ahmet , only one with six minarets , I entered the courtyard , with a gallery supported by pointed_arches running around it and a fountain in_the_middle .

Related terms

return trace

2
[ verb ] reassemble mentally

Examples

"reconstruct the events of 20 years ago"

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