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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. [1913 Webster] How soon . . . ease would recant Vows made in pain, as violent and void! --Milton. [1913 Webster] Syn: To retract; recall; revoke; abjure; disown; disavow. See Renounce. [1913 Webster]