– 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
is a synonym for recant
topic. In some cases you can use "Renounce" instead a verb
"Recant", when it comes to topics like withdraw
, renounce under oath, take back something said. popular alternative
Nearby Words: recantation