What does the word recant mean?

    Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: noun

  • Recantation.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To retract, as a statement or opinion.

Usage examples for recant

  1. For what said Martin Luther, when he stood before his judges, who called upon him to recant. – The Coming of the King by James Hocking
  2. Her danger made such a transition a possibility, and if she was now ready to recant, all the more reason why he should obey. – The Secret Witness by George Gibbs
  3. The Christians who were trundled in barrels with spikes in them deserve higher honour than those who died in a moment, before they could recant. – The Revolution in Tanner's Lane by Mark Rutherford