Translation of recant in Spanish:


abjurar (de), v.

Pronunciation /rɪˈkant//rəˈkænt/

transitive verb


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    (religion) abjurar (de)
    (belief/statement) retractarse de
    • This woman received over 100 phone calls a day, urging her to recant.
    • He may have recanted on the hard-line economics, but people here still regard him as one of the leaders of the English party.
    • Right after saying this, he was taken indoors and told to recant, which he did publicly, an act of humiliation that reinforced his earlier comment.
    • Galileo Galilei, the most prominent of these, was jailed and forced to recant that the earth revolved around the sun.
    • Again I think you spoke in haste, and I hereby give you the opportunity to recant.
    • It reminds me a little bit of the Welsh side of my family who a generation back refused to learn Welsh or take Welsh culture seriously, and are now recanting.
    • Some of their key witnesses are dead, others are badly discredited and still others have recanted.
    • Given the choice to recant, martyrs chose instead to face their murderers and stand in witness to their beliefs.
    • To his credit, he was quick to recant, offering an unconditional apology.
    • He initially backed them up but later recanted, telling prosecutors there was no agreement.
    • The fact that he recanted in time to not lie under oath should, in fact, have reflected well on him.
    • And I don't think he has worked with her, ever, so I recant what I said before.
    • Court documents and medical records indicate that she would say she was suicidal or that her father beat her, and then she would recant.
    • If they had any sense of decency they would recant and resign.
    • It is possible that at the approach of senescence he may recant, forgive his enemies, make his peace with the world and become a benevolent father to his nation.
    • But not one of Jesus's early disciples who believed that they had met Jesus after the resurrection ever recanted.
    • He is getting crosser and crosser with Sir John for failing to recant.
    • He admitted his role in the kidnapping during his first court appearance on February 14 but later recanted.
    • He could think of nothing he had ever written that he would not eagerly recant.
    • So far he has failed to recant on his support for the war, despite the absence of those weapons.

intransitive verb

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    (withdraw statement)
    Religion abjurar