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Recant

Updated: 3 days ago

Pronunciation: [ ri-kant ]


Definition: verb

say that one no longer holds an opinion or belief, especially one considered heretical

Origin: Mid-16th century; Latin


Etymology: from Latin recantare ‘revoke’, from re- (expressing reversal) + cantare ‘sing, chant’

Usage:

Synonyms:

  • renounce

  • forswear

  • disavow

  • deny

  • repudiate

Antonyms:

  • accept

  • corroborate

  • affirm

  • establish

  • agree

  • validate

Example: He will be fired if he doesn't recant.

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