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Synonyms for retraction
rɪˈtræk ʃənre·trac·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retraction, abjuration, recantationnoun

    a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion

    Synonyms:
    recantation, abjuration

  2. retractionnoun

    the act of pulling or holding or drawing a part back

    "the retraction of the landing gear"; "retraction of the foreskin"

    Synonyms:
    recantation, abjuration

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  1. retractionnoun

    Synonyms:
    recantation, abjuration, revocation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. retractionnoun

    Synonyms:
    recantation, rescission, disavowal

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "retraction":

    retract, withdrawal, retreat

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How to use retraction in a sentence?

  1. Clifford Villanueva Villalon:

    Be firm in every word you say. There is no remorse in retraction.

  2. Jon Stewart:

    I think I get concerned with who gets to decide what … In the Iraq War, I was on the side of what you would think on the mainstream is misinformation. I was promoting what they would call misinformation, but it turned out to be right years later and the establishment media was wrong. And not only were they wrong, in some respects, you could make the case that they enabled a war that killed hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people and never paid a price for it and never had accountability. And just having an ombudsman print a retraction to me isn't accountability.

  3. Jonathan Catley:

    The stories about the retraction won't have the same SEO' juice' as the earlier negative stories.

  4. Valentin Balakhnichev:

    Following the court's decision, ARD do not have to issue a retraction, as they are from Germany and the court process was in Russia, however, Russian law can now let us say that all the information in this film is a lie. This is a big step forward in defending our interests and our rights.

  5. David Stilwell:

    To date, and then given the retraction of the Extradition Act, the determination is still that Hong Kong is in accordance with the Hong Kong Policy Act, has sufficient autonomy to continue, withdrawing the extradition law is a very positive step.


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