Meaning of RECANT in English
vi to revoke a declaration or proposition; to unsay what has been said; to retract; as, convince me that i am wrong, and i will recant.
2. recant ·vt to withdraw or repudiate formally and publicly (opinions formerly expressed); to contradict, as a former declaration; to take back openly; to retract; to recall.
Webster English vocab. Английский словарь Webster. 2012