transitive verb-·traced′, -·trac′ing
- to go back over again, esp. in the reverse direction: to retrace one's steps
- to trace again the story of, from the beginning
- to go over again visually or in memory
Origin of retraceFrench retracer: see re- and trace
transitive verbre·traced, re·trac·ing, re·trac·es
To trace again or back: retraced their steps.
(third-person singular simple present retraces, present participle retracing, simple past and past participle retraced)