to say, often publicly, that you no longer have the same belief or opinion that you had beforeverbjump to other results
NAmE//rɪˈkænt//[transitive, intransitive] recant (something) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they recant
he / she / it recants
past simple recanted
-ing form recanting
recantationjump to other results
NAmE//ˌrikænˈteɪʃn//noun [countable, uncountable] He made a public recantation of all his former beliefs.