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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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Are there grounds for legal proceedings if an author sues a journal for retracting, or refusing to retract, a publication?
After unsuccessful attempts to retract the boom -- a long arm extended from its rear -- the aircraft made an emergency landing at the base in neighboring Gifu at 4 p.
Waiting so long to retract information provides the opportunity for publication, and the possibility that those who read information contained in the first release may not see the retraction.
In November 2002, a JetBlue A320 taking off from Buffalo couldn't retract its nose gear after the wheels stuck at a 90-degree angle.
The jaws of the retractable jaw chuck extend and retract to enable the turning of shafts in a single operation and also compensate for part irregularities.
He was later forced to retract the statement after it was revealed that no such testing had ever been done.
2) How does a professor retract a statement that he or she realizes was inappropriate for the class setting?
He continued, "I therefore wish to apologize to you and to publicly retract the statement that I made that could have implied a personal tie between you and the tobacco industry.
The EU notified the Japanese government on Thursday that it will retract its complaint with the WTO over the Japanese government's introduction of tariffs on rice, the official said.
Once you get large and have to leave the program, you see your business retract because normally you're not going to experience the same type of growth.
Baltimore, ever reluctant to admit to any error in judgment, told The New York Times that he was planning to retract his retraction.
Authors commonly write, 'We regret we have to retract our paper because the work is not reproducible,' which is not exactly a lie.
WOMEN who retract truthful allegations of rape or domestic violence out of fear are less likely to be prosecuted, the country's top lawyer has said.
However, weaker-than-expected economic data in June has made the bank retract its prediction.
Retract the bolt just enough to insert the FIRE gauge with its beveled edge against the barrel notches.