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Verb: recant  ri'kant
  1. Formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
    "She recanted her beliefs";
    - abjure, forswear, retract, resile

Derived forms: recanted, recants, recanting

Type of: disown, renounce, repudiate

Encyclopedia: Recant