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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To take back formally an opinion or belief.

Usage examples (29)
  • They may attack me with an army of six hundred syllogisms; and if I do not recant, they will proclaim me a heretic.
  • If so, WHAT was it that the Vatican demanded that he "recant"?
  • So, tell me then ... what was the statement that the Vatican demanded that Galileo "recant"?
  • But with this issue, the bishop must "recant," i.e. not just renounce his views but seek human and divine forgiveness. for more
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