Meaning of RECANT in English
1. tr. withdraw and renounce (a former belief or statement) as erroneous or heretical.
2 intr. disavow a former opinion, esp. with a public confession of error.
recantation n. recanter n.
Etymology: L recantare revoke (as RE-, cantare sing, chant)
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012