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Synonyms for recant
rɪˈkæntre·cant

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Wiktionary

  1. recantverb

    Synonyms:
    disavow, unsay, retract, withcall, take back

  2. recantverb

    To withdraw from or repudiate a statement or opinion formerly expressed, especially formally and publicly.

    Convince me that I am wrong, and I will recant.

    Synonyms:
    take back, disavow, unsay, withcall, retract

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. recant

    Abandon is a word of wide signification, applying to persons or things of any kind; abdicate and resign apply to office, authority, or power; cede to territorial possessions; surrender especially to military force, and more generally to any demand, claim, passion, etc. Quit carries an idea of suddenness or abruptness not necessarily implied in abandon, and may not have the same suggestion of finality. The king abdicates his throne, cedes his territory, deserts his followers, renounces his religion, relinquishes his titles, abandons his designs. A cowardly officer deserts his ship; the helpless passengers abandon it. We quit business, give up property, resign office, abandon a habit or a trust. Relinquish commonly implies reluctance; the fainting hand relinquishes its grasp; the creditor relinquishes his claim. Abandon implies previous association with responsibility for or control of; forsake implies previous association with inclination or attachment, real or assumed; a man may abandon or forsake house or friends; he abandons an enterprise; forsakes God. Abandon is applied to both good and evil action; a thief abandons his designs, a man his principles. Forsake, like abandon, may be used either in the favorable or unfavorable sense; desert is always unfavorable, involving a breach of duty, except when used of mere localities; as, "the Deserted Village." While a monarch abdicates, a president or other elected or appointed officer resigns. It was held that James II. abdicated his throne by deserting it.

    Synonyms:
    abandon, abdicate, abjure, cast off, cease, cede, depart from, desert, discontinue, forego, forsake, forswear, give up, leave, quit, relinquish, renounce, repudiate, resign, retire from, retract, surrender, vacate, withdraw from

    Antonyms:
    adopt, advocate, assert, cherish, claim, court, defend, favor, haunt, hold, keep, maintain, occupy, prosecute, protect, pursue, retain, seek, support, undertake, uphold, vindicate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. recant

    Synonyms:
    retract, unsay, recal, revoke, abjure, renounce

    Antonyms:
    propound, profess, assert, declare, enunciate, vindicate, maintain, hold, retain

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abjure, recant, forswear, retract, resileverb

    formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

    "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs"

    Synonyms:
    retract, rebound, draw back, shrink back, spring, bound, forswear, pull back, ricochet, abjure, bounce, recoil, resile, reverberate, take a hop, draw in

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. recantverb

    Synonyms:
    retract, revoke, recall, annul, abjure

  2. recantverb

    Synonyms:
    unsay what has been said, eat one's words

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. recantverb

    Synonyms:
    retract, abjure

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How to use recant in a sentence?

  1. Martin Luther, in front of his inquisitors at the Diet of Worms.:

    I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other. God help me. Amen.

  2. Nate Lance:

    They will try to force them to convert, and if they refuse, they are banned from their villages, unable to live with or see their families, when they refuse to recant their faith, they are expelled from the community.


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