Synonyms for recant

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ri-kant
Phonetic Transcription : rɪˈkænt

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Définition of recant

Origin :
  • 1530s, from Latin recantare "recall, revoke," from re- "back" (see re-) + cantare "to chant" (see chant (v.)). A word from the Reformation. Loan-translation of Greek palinoidein "recant," from palin "back" + oeidein "to sing." Related: Recanted; recanting.
  • verb take back something said
Example sentences :
  • Dr. Williams then bid him recant, as he had done; but Dowry had not so learned his duty.
  • Extract from : « Fox's Book of Martyrs » by John Foxe
  • "I shall not recant," he said, and walked to the post, to which he was chained.
  • Extract from : « The Reign of Mary Tudor » by W. Llewelyn Williams.
  • I have never been guilty of any errors, and have nothing to recant.
  • Extract from : « History of the Moravian Church » by J. E. Hutton
  • When he was brought to book, he was honourable enough to recant.
  • Extract from : « Victorian Worthies » by George Henry Blore
  • I am sure, however, that I thought myself right: and am glad to recant.
  • Extract from : « Edward FitzGerald and "Posh" » by James Blyth
  • He was still a Jew, and showed no disposition to recant his error.
  • Extract from : « The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation » by Charles Roger
  • The East did not ask him to recant his radicalism, but only not to talk about it.
  • Extract from : « New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915 » by Various
  • Sigismund also again urged Hus to submit, and said, in effect: "Recant now, or die."
  • Extract from : « John Hus » by William Dallmann
  • On July 1, Hus was brought out again to recant his heresies.
  • Extract from : « John Hus » by William Dallmann
  • At first she was very kindly treated, in the hope of inducing her to recant.
  • Extract from : « The King's Daughters » by Emily Sarah Holt

Antonyms for recant

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