Affirm and Recant


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Affirm verb – To state as a fact usually forcefully.
Recant is an antonym for affirm.
Antonyms for Affirm


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Recant verb – To solemnly or formally reject or go back on (as something formerly adhered to).
Usage example: the Inquisition forced Galileo to recant his support of the Copernican observation that the earth revolves around the sun

Affirm is an antonym for recant in take back something said topic.
Nearby Words: recantation, recanting
Antonyms for Recant
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Common collocations

belief affirm belief recant belief
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Recant and Affirm. (2016). Retrieved 2021, April 18, from
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Recant or Affirm. 2016. Accessed April 18, 2021.

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