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English definition of “trace”
/treɪs/ v [T] (FIND)
› to find someone or something by searching carefully: Police are trying to trace the mother of the abandoned baby. The phone company was unable to trace the call (= find where it came from). › To trace something is also to discover its cause or origin: The outbreak of food poisoning was traced to contaminated shellfish. They trace their family back to the early settlers. › To trace something is also to describe the way it developed: The movie traces the events leading up to the Russian Revolution.