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  1. [noun] a just detectable amount; "he speaks French with a trace of an accent"
    Synonyms: hint, suggestion

  2. [noun] an indication that something has been present; "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of condescension"
    Synonyms: vestige, tincture, shadow

  3. [noun] a suggestion of some quality; "there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"; "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"
    Synonyms: touch, ghost

  4. [noun] drawing created by tracing
    Synonyms: tracing

  5. [noun] either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree

  6. [noun] a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle

  7. [verb] follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something; "We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba" ; "trace the student's progress"
    Synonyms: follow

  8. [verb] make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
    Synonyms: draw, line, describe, delineate

  9. [verb] to go back over again; "we retraced the route we took last summer"; "trace your path"
    Synonyms: re

  10. [verb] pursue or chase relentlessly; "The hunters traced the deer into the woods"; "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found the him"
    Synonyms: hound, hunt

  11. [verb] discover traces of; "She traced the circumstances of her birth"

  12. [verb] make one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along; "The children traced along the edge of the drak forest"; "The women traced the pasture"

  13. [verb] copy by following the lines of the original drawing on a transparent sheet placed upon it; make a tracing of; "trace a design"; "trace a pattern"

  14. [verb] read with difficulty; "Can you decipher this letter?"; "The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs"
    Synonyms: decipher


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