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 for Recanting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recant \Re*cant"\ (r[-e]*k[a^]nt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Recanted; p. pr. & vb. n. Recanting.] [L. recantare,
     recantatum, to recall, recant; pref. re- re- + cantare to
     sing, to sound. See 3d Cant, Chant.]
     To withdraw or repudiate formally and publicly (opinions
     formerly expressed); to contradict, as a former declaration;
     to take back openly; to retract; to recall.
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           How soon . . . ease would recant
           Vows made in pain, as violent and void!  --Milton.
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     Syn: To retract; recall; revoke; abjure; disown; disavow. See
          Renounce.
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