Admit and Retract


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Admit verb – To accept the truth or existence of (something) usually reluctantly.
Retract is an antonym for admit.
Nearby Words: admission, admitted, admittedly, admitting
Antonyms for Admit


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Retract verb – To solemnly or formally reject or go back on (as something formerly adhered to).
Usage example: the newspaper was forced to retract the story, which turned out to be based on fabricated reporting

Admit is an antonym for retract in renege on topic.
Nearby Words: retraction, retracted, retracting, retractation, retraced
Antonyms for Retract
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Common collocations

part admit part retract part
idea admit idea retract idea
fact admit fact retract fact
way admit way retract way
Other nouns: hands.
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