Meaning of RECANT in English

RECANT

v.

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.

Derivatives:

recantation n. recanter n.

Etymology: L recantare revoke (as RE-, cantare sing, chant)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.