Confirm and Recant


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Confirm verb – To give evidence or testimony to the truth or factualness of.
Recant is an antonym for confirm.
Nearby Words: confirmation, confirmatory, confirming, confirmative
Antonyms for Confirm


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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

Confirm 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 confirm belief recant belief
claim confirm claim recant claim
theory confirm theory recant theory
statement confirm statement recant statement
Other nouns: beliefs.
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