Definitions for recantrɪˈkænt

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word recant

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abjure, recant, forswear, retract, resile(verb)

    formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

    "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs"


  1. recant(Verb)

    To withdraw from or repudiate a statement or opinion formerly expressed, especially formally and publicly.

    Convince me that I am wrong, and I will recant.

  2. Origin: First attested in 1535, from recantare, present active infinitive of recanto, from re- + canto, frequentative of cano.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recant(verb)

    to withdraw or repudiate formally and publicly (opinions formerly expressed); to contradict, as a former declaration; to take back openly; to retract; to recall

  2. Recant(verb)

    to revoke a declaration or proposition; to unsay what has been said; to retract; as, convince me that I am wrong, and I will recant

Anagrams for recant »

  1. canter, carnet, centra, Cretan, nectar, trance

  2. Carnet

  3. Centra

  4. Cretan

  5. Nectar

Images & Illustrations of recant

Translations for recant

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for recant »


Find a translation for the recant definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these recant definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"recant." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 26 Nov. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for recant? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for recant:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.