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recant

Saltos de línea: re¦cant
Pronunciación: /rɪˈkant
 
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Definición de recant en inglés:

verbo

[no object]
Say that one no longer holds an opinion or belief, especially one considered heretical: heretics were burned if they would not recant [with object]: Galileo was forced to recant his assertion that the earth orbited the sun
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It reminds me a little bit of the Welsh side of my family who a generation back refused to learn Welsh or take Welsh culture seriously, and are now recanting.
  • But not one of Jesus's early disciples who believed that they had met Jesus after the resurrection ever recanted.
  • He initially backed them up but later recanted, telling prosecutors there was no agreement.
Sinónimos
renounce, forswear, disavow, deny, repudiate, renege on, abjure, relinquish, abandon
archaic forsake
change one's mind, be apostate, defect, renege
retract, take back, withdraw, disclaim, disown, recall, unsay

Origen

mid 16th century: from Latin recantare 'revoke', from re- (expressing reversal) + cantare 'sing, chant'.

Derivados

recanter

1
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • That, of course, brings the number of recanters to three.
  • Such recanters often retained a substantial element of Anabaptist thought and ethic.
  • As for the recanters who have accused someone of sexual abuse and then said it wasn't true - each case must be evaluated separately and independently.

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