[ UK /ɹɪkˈɑːnt/ ]
[ US /ɹiˈkænt/ ]
  1. formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
    She abjured her beliefs
    He retracted his earlier statements about his religion
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How To Use recant In A Sentence

  • We should recant all opinions which are in conflict with those proclaimed by the central leadership.
  • The alleged recantation/conversion are embellishments that others have either read into the story or made up for themselves.
  • He made a public recantation of all his former beliefs.
  • We should recant all opinions which are in conflict with those proclaimed by the central leadership.
  • He'd gone to considerable trouble to set up that lever to force Rickmore to recant or, if he wouldn't, to destroy his value as a witness. A QUESTION OF PRINCIPLE
  • Artists guilty or suspected of formalism were persecuted and encouraged to make public recantations for their offences.
  • He often recanted, and the recantation was a thousand times worse than the thing recanted. Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll - Latest
  • At Trebizond, a young man, refusing to sign the recantation, was beaten on the soles of his feet, the vartabed aiding with his own hands in inflicting the blows. History Of The Missions Of The American Board Of Commissioners For Foreign Missions To The Oriental Churches, Volume I.
  • Would that, for the sake of herself and her beautiful daughter ... would that for the sake of public morality, Mrs. Robinson were persuaded to dismiss the gloomy phantom of annihilation; to think seriously of a future rebribution; and to communicate to the world a recantation of errors that originated in levity, and have been nursed by pleasure. Editorial Notes to 'Letter to the Women of England'
  • The auditor is pretty much a done deal unless Ferguson recants which is unlikely. Sound Politics: Testify to the King County Council on behalf of an elected auditor
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