See recantation.

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  • Recanter — Re*cant er (r[ e]*k[a^]nt [ e]r), n. One who recants. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recanter — noun One who recants …   Wiktionary

  • recanter — rɪ kæntÉ™(r) n. one who gives up, one who renounces; one who denies, retractor, one who disavows …   English contemporary dictionary

  • recanter — re·cant·er …   English syllables

  • recanter — rə̇ˈkantə(r) noun ( s) : one that recants …   Useful english dictionary

  • recant — recantation /ree kan tay sheuhn/, n. recanter, n. recantingly, adv. /ri kant /, v.t. 1. to withdraw or disavow (a statement, opinion, etc.), esp. formally; retract. v.i. 2. to withdraw or disavow a statement, opinion, etc., esp. formally. [1525… …   Universalium

  • recant — verb /rəˈkænt/ To withdraw from or repudiate a statement or opinion formerly expressed, especially formally and publicly. Convince me that I am wrong, and I will recant. Syn: disavow, retract, take back, unsay See Also …   Wiktionary

  • recant — [rɪ kant] verb renounce a former opinion or belief, especially one considered heretical. Derivatives recantation ˌri:kan teɪʃ(ə)n noun recanter noun Origin C16: from L. recantare revoke , from re (expressing reversal) + cantare sing, chant …   English new terms dictionary

  • apostate — n 1.(all used in reference to faith or principles) deserter, renegade, recreant, defector, traitor; bolter, turncoat, retractor, recanter; tergiver sator, straddler; renouncer, abjurer, repudiator, rejecter; dissenter, seceder; backslider,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • heretic — n 1. dissenter, nonconformist, seceder; renounces abjurer, repudiator, rejecter; deserter, renegade, apostate, recreant, defector, traitor; bolter, turncoat, retractor, recanter; tergiversator, straddler. 2. nonbeliever, disbeliever, unbeliever,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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