Recant

Definition of Recant

Re`cant´   Pronunciation: rė`kănt´
v. t.1.To withdraw or repudiate formally and publicly (opinions formerly expressed); to contradict, as a former declaration; to take back openly; to retract; to recall.
[imp. & p. p. Recanted; p. pr. & vb. n. Recanting.]
How soon . . . ease would recant
Vows made in pain, as violent and void!
- Milton.
v. i.1.To revoke a declaration or proposition; to unsay what has been said; to retract; as, convince me that I am wrong, and I will recant.

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