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Synonyms for retract

Synonyms for retract

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

to pull back in

to move back or away from a point, limit, or mark

Synonyms for retract

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

pull away from a source of disgust or fear

use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ)

Related Words

pull inward or towards a center

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The purpose of this paper is to define IF- open sets) and many results of IF- strongly semi continuous Also, we define IF-retract and IF- neighborhood retract and IF- strongly semi retract as applications of IF- strongly semi continuous.
We recognise that complainants sometimes retract a true allegation due to pressure, violence or intimidation," Mr Starmer said.
We fully retract this paper from the published record," Lancet editors said in a statement.
Journal editors may retract publications (or issue expressions of concern) even if all or some of the authors refuse to retract the publication themselves.
The official source demanded that the State Department retract the news and offer an explanation and clarification of the reasons behind this falsehood that does not serve relations between the two friendly countries.
Darren says that he thought, after his conviction, no one would believe him if he tried to retract his confession because of the evidence he had given at his trial; that seems to me a reasonable assumption for him to have made.
The Conservatives said the claims were "absurd and wholly untrue" and called on the senior officer to retract all his allegations.
An Air Self-Defense Force fuel tanker aircraft was unable to retract its refueling boom while on a flight Friday afternoon and made an emergency landing at the ASDF's Gifu Air Base in Gifu Prefecture about three hours later, the Defense Ministry said.
To retract a press release and all of the information in it is unusual, and to issue the retraction nearly two months after the initial release is very unusual.
Unlike earlier versions of safety knives, the Megasafe features Martor's "smart knife technology" allowing the blade to automatically retract when the blade loses contact with the material being cut.
The AD, which is effective immediately, requires that all Q400 aircraft operators conduct a general visual inspection of the left and right main landing gear system and main landing gear retract actuator jam nuts.
The lights on the controller flash, indicating net-wrap is moving, and when enough net-wrap is applied to the bale, the operator pushes the retract button until the net-wrap is cut.
Retractable screens, on the other hand, retract into a housing, so they're less likely to get dinged and banged up, making them easier to operate.
The rigid scope was then inserted from the side of the mouth, and the telescope shaft was used to retract the epiglottis.
The valve pin and runner bushing retract from the gate before injection begins.