Meaning of “recant” in the English Dictionary

"recant" in British English

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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 longer agree with them:

After a year spent in solitary confinement, 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 longer agree 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)