Meaning of RECANT in English

RECANT

verb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

After the Reformation, many Catholics recanted to avoid punishment.

During the Moscow Show Trials in the 1930s, prisoners were forced to publicly recant .

Galileo was forced to recant his belief in the Copernican theory.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Giulio Cesare Vanini, one of the most outspoken atheists of his time but who did not recant , was less fortunate.

If Amanda Johnston were to recant , and announce that the affair began in school, Woodhead's career would be finished.

McNamara did not recant at the meeting nor did he apologize.

She also testified that Irvin had terrorized her in an effort to make her recant her testimony against him.

The magistrate Maximus offered Quirnus the position of priest to Jupiter if he would recant his faith.

They blindfolded Mrs Dyer, roped her neck, and expected her to recant .

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