The word recede can be used to mean abate, decrease, diminish, dwindle, ebb, lessen, reduce, and wane. Some antonyms for the word recede include develop, enhance, enlarge, expand, extend, face, forge, grow, increase, meet, prolong, raise, rise, and strengthen.
Here are some examples; 1. The villagers had to wait for the floodwaters to recede before they could go back to their homes. 2. Slowly, as waves recede, I took one step back. 3.As he got older his hairline started to recede.