Unrecanting

recant

[ri-kant]
verb (used with object)
1.
to withdraw or disavow (a statement, opinion, etc.), especially formally; retract.
verb (used without object)
2.
to withdraw or disavow a statement, opinion, etc., especially formally.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin recantāre to sing back, sing again, equivalent to re- re- + cantāre, frequentative of canere to sing; cf. chant

recantation [ree-kan-tey-shuhn] , noun
recanter, noun
recantingly, adverb
unrecanted, adjective
unrecanting, adjective

recant, recount.


1. revoke, recall, rescind, deny.
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recant (rɪˈkænt)
 
vb
to repudiate or withdraw (a former belief or statement), esp formally in public
 
[C16: from Latin recantāre to sing again, from re- + cantāre to sing; see chant]
 
recantation
 
n
 
re'canter
 
n

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recant
1530s, from L. recantare "recall, revoke," from re- "back" + cantare "to chant" (see cant (1)). A word from the Reformation. Loan-translation of Gk. palinoidein "recant," from palin "back" + oeidein "to sing."
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