Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb retrace

2 senses of retrace

Sense 1
trace, retrace -- (to go back over again; "we retraced the route we took last summer"; "trace your path")
       => return -- (go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before; "return to your native land"; "the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean")

Sense 2
reconstruct, construct, retrace -- (reassemble mentally; "reconstruct the events of 20 years ago")
       => speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose -- (to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps")

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