recant
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Part of SpeechverbOrigin + Etymology
from Latin recantare ‘revoke’, from re- (expressing reversal) + cantare ‘sing, chant’
Synonyms
verb
renounceforsweardisavowdenyrepudiate
Antonyms
verb
acceptcorroborateaffirmagreeestablishvalidate
Definition
verbsay that one no longer holds an opinion or belief, especially one considered heretical.
Examples
verbHe will be fired if he doesn't recant.
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