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to disavow (something previously written or said) irrevocably and usually formally

Synonyms for recant

formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

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However, persons qualified to give expert testimony at trial on domestic violence, including psychologists, counselors, police detectives, directors of women's shelters, and victim advocates consistently testify that, in their experience, it is commonplace for domestic and dating violence victims to recant or minimize initial reports of abuse.
In fact, I would rather die than recant what I have said in truth."
May 10, 2014 (BRUSSELS) -- Top officials from the European Union have issued a joint statement expressing their "deepest dismay and concern" over the fate of Sudanese Christian woman Meriam Yahya Ibrahim, who was last month sentenced to death by hanging for refusing to recant her faith.
Ibrahim was convicted on May 11 of apostasy and given three days to recant her faith or face a gruesome sentence.
Because of this stance, he was told by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in 2008 to recant and stop speaking publicly on the issue.
"This inherent flaw in our criminal justice system - where it takes a long time, lasting up to several months, from apprehension to prosecution and trial, provides a window of opportunity for criminal offenders to work on witnesses against them in order to make then recant and repudiate their incriminating statements," Garcia said.
Kamara was convicted on September 25 for attempting to induce a witness to recant (to state that he testified falsely) testimony given before the Special Court, and for disclosing the identity of a protected witness.
One of Kipp's readers went as far as suggesting that some regional advertisers may have threatened to pull ad spend if Forbes didn't recant. But let's brush that off as a kooky conspiracy theory for now, shall we?
Christian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani refused to recant his faith at three successive court sessions in Rasht last week and now faces execution as an apostate.
So much so that, two years after his public conversion, a major campaign among conservative Catholics to get him to "recant" his heretical support for things like gay marriage, stem cell research, condoms and abortion is in full swing.
Findings indicate that children and adolescents who disclosed sexual abused by an immediate family member were more likely to recant than children and adolescents who disclosed that abuse occurred by others; there was no significant difference in recant rates across genders; although not statistically significant there were differences in to whom males and females made disclosure; males and females were equally as likely to disclose CSA to parents or caregivers with males only disclosing to adults and females disclosing to adults and peers; The highest percentage of alleged perpetrators (13.1%, n=18) were cousins of the victim.
But the court said it was not influenced by the victim's decision to recant her statement.
The Vatican has ordered a bishop who denied that Jews were gassed in chambers during the Holocaust , to publicly recant his views if he wants to serve as a senior cleric in the Roman Catholic Church.
Williamson apologized to the pontiff for creating the controversy but did not recant his assertions that only 300,000 Jews died in the Holocaust, mostly of starvation, which he expressed in a Swedish television news interview last month.
WASHINGTON -- On October 21, 2008 the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) gave Maryknoll priest Father Roy Bourgeois 30 days to recant his "belief and public statements that support the ordination of women in our church" or face excommunication.