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Definition of recant verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

recant

 verb
verb
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
 
 
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to say, often publicly, that you no longer have the same belief or opinion that you had before
recantation
 
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NAmE//ˌrikænˈteɪʃn//
 
noun [countable, uncountable] He made a public recantation of all his former beliefs.
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