Synonyms for retraction

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ri-trak-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : rɪˈtræk ʃən

Top 10 synonyms for retraction Other synonyms for the word retraction

Définition of retraction

Origin :
  • late 14c., "withdrawal of an opinion," from Latin retractionem (nominative retractio) "a drawing back, hesitation, refusal," noun of action from past participle stem of retractare "revoke, cancel," from re- "back" (see re-) + tractere "draw violently," frequentative of trahere "to draw" (see tract (n.1)). Originally the title of a book by St. Augustine correcting his former writings. Meaning "recantation of opinion with admission of error" is from 1540s.
  • noun recantation
  • noun withdrawal
Example sentences :
  • But I still bear the scar of a wound that would be the better for the balm of your retraction.
  • Extract from : « Scaramouche » by Rafael Sabatini
  • There shall be no diminution of my love, no retraction of my promises.
  • Extract from : « The Romance of an Old Fool » by Roswell Field
  • Thus it was not owing to any retraction of his gift, or reconsideration of it, that he demurred.
  • Extract from : « Michael » by E. F. Benson
  • She was inclined to batter her into a retraction; it would have relieved her own feelings.
  • Extract from : « Regiment of Women » by Clemence Dane
  • He often advanced by retreating, and asserted by retraction.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 3 (of 12) » by Robert G. Ingersoll
  • "Say but one word of retraction, sir," resumed the young officer.
  • Extract from : « The Companions of Jehu » by Alexandre Dumas, pre
  • He charged him with it, and the other denied the charge and demanded a retraction.
  • Extract from : « Life and adventures of Frank and Jesse James » by J. A. Dacus
  • Retraction of the abdomen is common, but there may be tympanites.
  • Extract from : « A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II » by Various
  • You have demanded a retraction of a charge made by us or satisfaction.
  • Extract from : « Sons and Fathers » by Harry Stillwell Edwards
  • Where it can be made, the apology and retraction must be full, fair, prompt.
  • Extract from : « Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman » by Albert Sidney Bolles

Antonyms for retraction

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