Meaning of RECANT in English

RECANT

[verb] [formal] - to announce in public that (your past beliefs or statements) were wrong and that you no longer agree with themIn the past, the Church ordered people charged with heresy to be burned to death if they did not recant. [I]After a year in spent in solitary confinement, he publicly recanted his views. [T]

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.