Synonyms and Antonyms of going back on
to break a promise or agreement
- He went back on his decision to move to the west coast.
chickening (out), wimping out
abjuring, abnegating, disavowing, forswearing (also foreswearing), recalling, recanting, repudiating, retracting, taking back, unsaying, withdrawing
begging off, crying off [chiefly British]
to leave (a cause or party) often in order to take up another
- She went back on the group and took up with a better-funded one.
abandoning, abdicating, abjuring, apostatizing, cutting off, disowning, forsaking, quitting, rejecting, renouncing, repudiating, spurning
departing, going, leaving, withdrawing
to be unfaithful or disloyal to
- She suspected that he had gone back on her during her time away.