Meaning of RECANT in English


/ rɪˈkænt; NAmE / verb

[ vn , v ] ( formal ) to say, often publicly, that you no longer have the same belief or opinion that you had before

►  re·can·ta·tion / ˌriːkænˈteɪʃn; NAmE / noun [ C , U ]



mid 16th cent.: from Latin recantare revoke, from re- (expressing reversal) + cantare sing, chant.

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