Definitions for recantrɪˈkænt
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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
Recantation means a personal public act of denial of a previously published opinion or belief, and is derived from the Latin retractionem
canter, carnet, centra, Cretan, nectar, trance
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other. God help me. Amen.
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