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Synonyms for recant

Synonyms for recant

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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All three accused were charged in coercing Romeo Silda to recant his statement that he witnessed in February 26, 2003 the murder of Montano Dimafiles, the nephew of former Sebaste Mayor Vicente Rendon.
Under the bill, the grounds which may allow prosecutors to petition for perpetuation of testimonies if the life or well-being of the witness is endangered or if they maybe forced, intimidated, coerced or unduly or wrongfully persuaded to recant or substantially alter his declaration.
Hassan Papa Bangura (aka 'Bomblast) was sentenced to two 18-month prison terms for his convictions on two counts of offering a bribe to a witness, and of otherwise attempting to induce a witness to recant testimony given before the court.
The Fars story appeared after Nadarkhani's third refusal to recant triggered the death sentence and led to an outpouring of denunciations of the Islamic Republic.
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.
Robin Recant said at a gynecology conference sponsored by Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Foy's arguments and refutation, including his 50 [good] reasons to recant the WS.
I did express dismay that Gumbel's only mention of this proven reform was a backhanded reference to 36,000 allegedly fraudulent ballots in Oregon's 2000 vote-by-mail election--a phony statistic he should recant, but still hasn't.
Given the chance to recant, Williams proved, as Gaustad puts it, "more a man of principle than prudence.
My hero is: Dietrich Bonhoffer, who was hanged in a Nazi prison camp in 1945 because he would not recant his personal belief and commitment.
Marcello Maloberti's installations are veritable mise-en-scenes, recant to amplify specific emotions.
Caption: Industry authorities discussed the state of the area's real estate market and made predictions for the months ahead at the recant National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) breakfast program, sponsored by the organization's New York City/Westchester County/Fairfield County Chapter.
Galileo had to recant his position or risk being burnt at the stake.
He was forced to recant his beliefs before the Roman Inquisition on June 22 1633 and sentenced to house arrest until he died, in 1642.