Simple Definition of recant
: to publicly say that you no longer have an opinion or belief that you once had
Examples of recant
Church officials asked the minister to recant.
Witnesses threatened to recant their testimony when the court released their names to the paper.
Origin of recant
Latin recantare, from re- + cantare to sing — more at chant
First Known Use: 1535
Synonym Discussion of recant
Rhymes with recant
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