Synonyms of retract in English:

retract


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verb

1‘the sea otter can retract the claws on its front feet’

SYNONYMS
pull in, draw in, pull back, sheathe, put away
ANTONYMS

extend

2‘he apologized and retracted his allegation’

SYNONYMS
take back, withdraw, unsay, recant, disown, disavow, disclaim, abjure, repudiate, renounce, reverse, revoke, rescind, annul, cancel, go back on, backtrack on, do a U-turn on, row back on
eat one's words
British do an about-turn on
ANTONYMS

assert, confirm