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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·cant /rɪˈkænt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·cant v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recanted; p. pr. & vb. n. Recanting.]  To withdraw or repudiate formally and publicly (opinions formerly expressed); to contradict, as a former declaration; to take back openly; to retract; to recall.
 How soon . . . ease would recant
 Vows made in pain, as violent and void!   --Milton.
 Syn: -- To retract; recall; revoke; abjure; disown; disavow. See Renounce.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·cant, v. i. To revoke a declaration or proposition; to unsay what has been said; to retract; as, convince me that I am wrong, and I will recant.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually
          under pressure; "He retracted his earlier statements
          about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs" [syn: abjure,
           forswear, retract, resile]