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recant

verb [I or T] uk   us   /rɪˈkænt/ formal
to announce in public that your past beliefs or statements were wrong and that you no longer agree with them: After a year spent in solitary confinement, he publicly recanted (his views).
recantation
noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˌriː.kænˈteɪ.ʃən/
Translations of “recant”
in Chinese (Traditional) 公開宣佈放棄(以前的信仰)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 公开宣布放弃(以前的信仰)…
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