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recant

re·cant

recant

 
pronunciation:
rih kaent
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: recanted, recanting, recants
definition: to withdraw from commitment to (a former position or statement), esp. publicly; retract.
Galileo was forced to recant his views because they were unacceptable to the Church.
synonyms:
abjure, retract
similar words:
abrogate, renounce, repeal, rescind, revoke, take back, withdraw
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to withdraw from one's commitment to a former position or statement, esp. in public.
similar words:
renege, withdraw
derivations: recantation (n.), recanter (n.)