Meaning of RECANT in English

RECANT

[ rɪ'kant ]

■ verb renounce a former opinion or belief, especially one considered heretical.

Derivatives

~ation ˌri:kan'teɪʃ(ə)n noun

~er noun

Origin

C16: from L. ~are 'revoke', from re- (expressing reversal) + cantare 'sing, chant'.

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