unsay

verb
un·say | \ ˌən-ˈsā , Southern also -ˈse \
unsaid\ˌən-ˈsed \; unsaying\ˌən-ˈsā-iŋ \

Definition of unsay 

transitive verb

: to make as if not said : recant, retract

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Examples of unsay in a Sentence

the witness tried to unsay the very testimony that he had given a few days earlier

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But Mr Ryan left unsaid the other way in which his Speakership leaves him painfully alone. The Economist, "Paul Ryan’s retirement suggests his brand of conservatism has lost," 12 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of unsay

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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