Meaning of RECANT in English


v. 25B6; verb

he was forced to recant his political beliefs : RENOUNCE, disavow, deny, repudiate, renege on; formal forswear, abjure.

he refused to recant : CHANGE ONE'S MIND, be apostate; rare tergiversate.

he recanted his testimony : RETRACT, take back, withdraw.

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