Definition of “recant” - English Dictionary

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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.

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