Synonyms of recant in English:

recant


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See Spanish definition of retractarse

verb

1‘he was forced to recant his position, and was subjected to imprisonment’

SYNONYMS
renounce, forswear, disavow, deny, repudiate, renege on, abjure, relinquish, abandon
archaic forsake
ANTONYMS

reaffirm

2‘he was charged with heresy, refused to recant, and was put to death’

SYNONYMS
change one's mind, be apostate, defect, renege
rare apostatize, tergiversate

3‘he recanted his testimony’

SYNONYMS
retract, take back, withdraw, disclaim, disown, recall, unsay