Meaning of RECANT in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ri-ˈkant ]


Etymology: Latin recantare, from re- + cantare to sing — more at chant

Date: 1535

transitive verb

1. : to withdraw or repudiate (a statement or belief) formally and publicly : renounce

2. : revoke

intransitive verb

: to make an open confession of error

Synonyms: see abjure

• re·can·ta·tion ˌrē-ˌkan-ˈtā-shən noun

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