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First attested in 1535, from Latin recantare, present active infinitive of recanto (to sing back, reecho, sing again, repeat in singing, recant, recall, revoke, charm back or away), from re- (back) + canto (to chant, to sing), frequentative of cano.


  • IPA(key): /ɹəˈkænt/
  • Rhymes: -ænt


recant (third-person singular simple present recants, present participle recanting, simple past and past participle recanted)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To withdraw or repudiate a statement or opinion formerly expressed, especially formally and publicly.
    Synonyms: abjure, disavow, disown, recall, retract, revoke, take back, unsay, withcall; see also Thesaurus:recant


Related terms

  • recantation
  • recanter

See also

  • contradict
  • recall
  • revoke

Further reading

  • recant in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • recant in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • recant at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • “recant” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.


  • Canter, Cretan, canter, carnet, centra, creant, nectar, tanrec, trance

  • RECANE, to replace the cane of.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)