- recant (v.)
- 1530s, from Latin recantare "recall, revoke," from re- "back" (see re-) + cantare "to chant" (see chant (v.)). A word from the Reformation. Loan-translation of Greek palinoidein "recant," from palin "back" + oeidein "to sing." Related: Recanted; recanting.
- 1. White House officials ordered Williams to recant.
- 2. Though he was forced to change his religion,he would not recant.
- 3. However, life would be pleasanter if Rhett would recant his heresies.
- 不过,如果瑞德放其他的那套异端邪说, 生活就会惬意得多.
- 4. Editorials would demand that he either recant or retire from public life.
- 5. Smedley immediately went to court, forcing the army to recant publicly.
- 史沫特莱立即走上法庭, 迫使军方不得不公开撤回指控.
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