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recantverb [I or T]

uk   /rɪˈkænt/  us   /rɪˈkænt/ formal
to ​announce in ​public that ​your past ​beliefs or ​statements were ​wrong and that you no ​longeragree with them: After a ​yearspent in ​solitaryconfinement, he publicly recanted (his ​views).
recantation
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌriː.kænˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌriː.kænˈteɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of recant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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recantverb [I/T]

 us   /rɪˈkænt/
to ​announce in ​public that ​your past ​beliefs or ​statements were ​wrong or not ​true and that you no ​longeragree with them: [I] Anderson recanted, saying his ​brother had told him to ​lie.
(Definition of recant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “recant”
in Chinese (Simplified) 公开宣布放弃(以前的信仰)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 公開宣佈放棄(以前的信仰)…
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