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"
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.
Origin: First attested in 1535, from recantare, present active infinitive of recanto, from re- + canto, frequentative of cano.
to withdraw or repudiate formally and publicly (opinions formerly expressed); to contradict, as a former declaration; to take back openly; to retract; to recall
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-kant′, v.t. to withdraw (a former declaration): to retract.—v.i. to revoke a former declaration: to unsay what has been said, esp. to declare one's renunciation of a religious belief which one formerly maintained.—ns. Rēcantā′tion, act of recanting: a declaration contradicting a former one; Rēcant′er.
canter, carnet, centra, Cretan, nectar, trance
The numerical value of recant in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of recant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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