Recant - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈkænt|  American pronunciation of the word recant
Brit.  |rɪˈkant|  British pronunciation of the word recant


- formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure (syn: abjure, forswear, resile, retract)


Church officials asked the minister to recant.

Witnesses threatened to recant their testimony when the court released their names to the paper.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: recant
he/she/it: recants
present participle: recanting
past tense: recanted
past participle: recanted
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