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
Sly recanted that statement shortly before the documentary aired in December 2015.
The call was recorded before the Daily Beast published a story on Ivana Trump’s claim, later recanted, that Trump raped her.
In the end, that confidential informant also recanted his story.
Foster was charged for the incident in April, and about two weeks after, Ennis recanted her accusation through her attorney.
Payton quickly recanted, claiming coercion by police.
Despite his attorneys obtaining affidavits from key witnesses who recanted their testimony, appeals courts continued to reject his requests for a new trial.
Harris, a neighbor and friend of Nelson, was convicted in 1987 based partially on the testimony of a jailhouse snitch who has long since recanted.
The Queens native had previously teased the idea of presenting new music during her set but has since recanted on those statements.
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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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