recant

Part of speech: noun

RECANTER.

Part of speech: noun

Recantation.

Part of speech: verb

To retract, as a statement or opinion.

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Usage examples "recant":

  1. For what said Martin Luther, when he stood before his judges, who called upon him to recant. - "The Coming of the King", 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", 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", Mark Rutherford.