unsay

verb
un·​say | \ ˌən-ˈsā How to pronounce unsay (audio) , Southern also -ˈse \
unsaid\ ˌən-​ˈsed How to pronounce unsay (audio) \; unsaying\ ˌən-​ˈsā-​iŋ How to pronounce unsay (audio) \

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

First Known Use of unsay

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsay. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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