Word of 31st July 2007: A Word A Day-Recant
( Verb )
Recant : (ri-kant')
1. To make a formal retraction or disavowal of (a statement or belief to which one has previously committed oneself)
2. To make a formal retraction or disavowal of a previously held statement or belief
3. To disavow (something previously written or said) irrevocably and usually formally
4. Take back something said
5. To make an open confession of error
• They may attack me with an army of six hundred syllogisms; and if I do not recant, they will proclaim me a heretic. — Desiderius Erasmus (c.1466-1536)
• Why am I to recant and accept your articles now?
• He recanted his earlier statements about his religion.
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