Retract and Revoke


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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

Revoke is a synonym for retract in withdraw topic. In some cases you can use "Revoke" instead a verb "Retract", when it comes to topics like remove, take back, renege on. popular alternative
Nearby Words: retraction, retracted, retracting, retractation, retraced
Synonyms for Retract


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Revoke verb – To put an end to (something planned or previously agreed to).
Usage example: the judge revoked the jail sentence when the defendant promised to do community service instead

Retract is a synonym for revoke in cancel topic. You can use "Retract" instead a verb "Revoke", if it concerns topics such as remove. popular alternative
Nearby Words: revoked, revocation, revoking
Synonyms for Revoke

Common collocations

request retract request revoke request
order retract order revoke order
execution retract execution revoke execution
license retract license revoke license
Other nouns: statement.
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