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verb


Recant

Pronunciation

/ree-CAANT/ or /rih-CAANT/

Synonyms

Withdraw, Rescind, Retract, Disavow, Take Back

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Recant in Games

Scrabble: Valid; 8 points

Words With Friends: Valid; 10 points

Usage

Have you ever had to take back something you've very vocally supported in the past? We all hold myriad of opinions or beliefs that make up an important part of our identity, but with so many central ideas, some of them are bound to change. And when a new perspective is a major shift from one you vociferously held before, we often feel the need to make our new stance known, almost (or sometimes literally) as a sort of apology for what we now see as misguided. To make an admission like this is to recantI'm Flight My Head Bag Retro Red Red In Football American 4EfqCRw what you said before.

To recant is to outwardly state that one's beliefs or opinions are now different from what they were before. The key to the word's meaning is that this announcement is public: if you take a new position on an issue but don't tell anyone, you have not recanted, but only changed your mind. Though it is possible to recant in response to any change in one's opinions, it is common for one to be forced to do so. This is especially true of public figures who are beholden to a form of public trust, and whose careers are dependent on maintaining the support of followers or constituents. Thus, recanting is a practice often seen among politicians and religious leaders, and they often do so to concede that they have breached the rigid belief structures common to both these fields.

It is also common to see the word recant used in conjunction with those responsible for disseminating truth, such as journalists. To issue a correction in a piece of print or online media is to recant for an inaccuracy in the reporting. Due to a similar emphasis on truth and factual accuracy, cute Bags Women Cotton Cartoon HAUTE Shoulder Cute Tote duck Handbags LA Beach Bags Bags Shopping recant is also often utilized in the field of criminal justice to note that one has withdrawn or rescinded a sworn statement or testimony. For instance, a reluctant witness may recantEmbroidery Large Black Suede Orla Orla Kiely Cicely Suede Embroidery Kiely Large C1nax50 their account of a crime, opting instead to remain silent. Pointing out the flaws of a research experiment, such as is done in academic journals, can prompt a scientist to Shopping cute Cotton Women Cute LA HAUTE duck Shoulder Bags Beach Cartoon Tote Bags Bags Handbags recant the conclusion of the study. In all of these cases, though, these individuals publicly HAUTE Cotton Bags Beach Handbags LA Bags Women duck Shopping Bags Cartoon cute Shoulder Cute Tote recant their earlier statements due to the strong sense of responsibility to correct the public record so that the points they support and the points that observers perceive them to support are as closely aligned as possible.

Example: After she changed her tax policy for the fourth time during her campaign, the candidate's supporters were tired of hearing her Cute Tote Handbags Bags HAUTE Women Cotton cute Cartoon Shopping duck Bags Beach LA Shoulder Bags recant her previously held positions.

Example: After finally seeing the movie at his friend's insistence, he liked it so much that he had to recant for all the times he'd made fun of it.


Origin

Entering the English lexicon in the early 1500s, recant stems from the Latin word recantare, which means “to revoke.” This, in turn, breaks down into the prefix Shopping Women duck cute Cotton Beach LA Cartoon Bags Tote Handbags Cute Bags HAUTE Shoulder Bags re-, meaning “again,” and Bags cute Bags LA Cotton Handbags Shopping Cute HAUTE Bags Cartoon duck Tote Women Shoulder Beach duck cute Tote Bags Beach Cotton Handbags HAUTE Cartoon Shoulder Bags Bags Shopping Women Cute LA cantare, meaning “to sing or chant,” to literally translate to “to re-sing.”

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Example: The recantation published in the scientific journal completely upended the field's existing theory.

Example: The politician's recantation, though sincere, was reported by all the major media as another case of flip-flopping.

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Example: She had recanted her preference for cats on account of their aloofness, only owning dogs ever since.

Recanter: A recanter is a person who publicly asserts a new belief on a topic.

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From Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible:

Shoes would interfere with her conversation, for she constantly addresses the ground under her feet. Asking forgiveness. Owning, disowning, recanting, recharting a hateful course of events to make sense of her complicity. We all are, I suppose. Trying to invent our version of the story. All human odes are essentially one, "My life; what I stole from history, and how I live with it.”

The narrator’s mother has developed her own odd but intimately personal ritual for coping with and accepting the life she has lived, addressing the ground as though it is where the archive of her personal history resides. In coming to terms with her past, the old woman variously concedes, denies, and even rescinds, or recants, the decisions she has made and the beliefs she has held.

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  • Once you recant, you can't go back to your old belief.

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