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recant

recant - Dictionary definition and meaning for word recant

Definition
(verb) formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
Synonyms : abjure , forswear , resile , retract
Example Sentence
  • He retracted his earlier statements about his religion
  • She abjured her beliefs

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for recant

RE (again) + CANT (cannot) = "I have told you this AGAIN and AGAIN, it CANNOT be done, it has been REJECTED."
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by findktk

re + chant(sing): singing/telling again. what?? telling what i told earlier is wrong wrong!!
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by tamaltanu

re+cant telling that it cant which means it is wrong and DISAVOWED, DISCLAIMED
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by daringdavin

RECANT = when you REspond i CAN´T say it again, you're recanting what you've said before.
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by cpinedo

recant means to publicly take back. DECANT means to pour out.RECANT means to pour in back..that is to take back and confess.
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by joeytrib

RAJANIKANT.....actor....in his movies, when a criminal sees him, the criminal RECANTS after he is injured by RAJNIKANT
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by nileshdive

When u recant something, u simply cant refrain from recalling and correcting what u said earlier.
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by sujeethraj

when we decant, we make something pure...
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by 1.6k

RECANT=RECOUNT...when uapply for recount en pass..then already establishedfact that u failed...is put down!!
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by ajitvarma

RECANT=RECOUNT...when uapply for recount en pass..then already establishedfact that u failed...is put down!!
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by ajitvarma

becoz of "cant" i.e military pressure this cant be done or formaly rejected
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by iet.saket@gmail.com

As Decant is to empty.. similarly recant is to fill back again .. or we may say that we are taking in wht was decanted before..
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by siddharth4484

Re+cant=Reet(hindu religious law) cant be accepted.So i reject it.
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by tuubow

Re earlier said he Wreck Ant but now Re can't??
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by laaptu

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