recant
[ ri-kant ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
from Latin recantare ‘revoke’, from re- (expressing reversal) + cantare ‘sing, chant’
Synonyms
  • renounce
  • forswear
  • disavow
  • deny
  • repudiate
Antonyms
  • accept
  • corroborate
  • affirm
  • agree
  • establish
  • validate
Definition
say that one no longer holds an opinion or belief, especially one considered heretical.
Example
He will be fired if he doesn't recant.
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