Examples of recant in a Sentence
Church officials asked the minister to recant.
Witnesses threatened to recant their testimony when the court released their names to the paper.
Recent Examples of recant from the Web
Last week, Deborah Watts, one of Till’s cousins and a co-founder of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation, wrote a piece for USA Today calling for the reopening of the investigation after reports that Donham had recanted part of her story.
Some witnesses have been killed, while others have recanted their testimony.
That witness, Orlando Lopez, recanted his testimony years later, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Jordan also reportedly recanted in a television episode of a true-crime series Reasonable Doubt that airs Wednesday on Investigation Discovery.
In response, Wilson’s attorneys revealed that one of those witnesses has recanted in the last month, claiming he was threatened decades ago into making false statements from the witness stand.
A month earlier, Jones had also recanted his belief in the Pizzagate conspiracy theory, which took an even darker turn after the InfoWars founder helped spread it.
The woman at the center of domestic-violence charges against San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has recanted her allegation that the former Alabama All-American injured her.
Every member of that trio has recanted his testimony.
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Synonym Discussion of recant
- abjured the errors of his former faith
- renounced abstract art and turned to portrait painting
- I cannot forswear my principles
- if they recant they will be spared
- the newspaper had to retract the story
RECANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of recant for English Language Learners
: to publicly say that you no longer have an opinion or belief that you once had
legal Definition of recant
- surprised the prosecution by recanting statements made earlier to the police
recantationplay \ˌrē-ˌkan-ˈtā-shən\ noun
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