Recant and Take back

Recant

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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

Take back is a synonym for recant in accept topic. In some cases you can use "Take back" instead a verb "Recant", when it comes to topics like withdraw, retract, remove, take back something said. popular alternative
Nearby Words: recantation, recanting
Synonyms for Recant

Take back

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Take back verb – To solemnly or formally reject or go back on (as something formerly adhered to).
Usage example: I take back what I said about her: she's not the fool I thought she was

Recant is a synonym for take back in retract topic. You can use "Recant" instead a verb "Take back", if it concerns topics such as remove. popular alternative
Synonyms for Take back
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