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synonyms for recantation

  • abjuration
  • abnegation
  • about-face
  • abrogation
  • annulment
  • contradiction
  • denial
  • disavowal
  • disclaimer
  • forswearing
  • nullification
  • recall
  • repudiation
  • reversal
  • revocation
  • volte-face
  • withdrawal
  • backpedaling
  • backtracking
  • contraversion
  • palinode
  • retractation
  • unsaying
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antonyms for recantation

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  • agreement
  • approval
  • confirmation
  • corroboration
  • restoration
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How to use recantation in a sentence

Nevertheless, his recantation was a fall, and in the eyes of the scientific world perhaps greater than that of Bacon.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VIJOHN LORD
But after his recantation his detention was made less severe and he was allowed many alleviations.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 11, SLICE 8VARIOUS
A recantation would only add to the dishonour of the Church of Rome, and raise an universal cry of accusation against her.
HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY, VOL 2J. H. MERLE D'AUBIGN
The old man's voice trembled and he looked wistfully in Azora's face in hopes of seeing some sign of her recantation.
THE ARAB'S PLEDGEEDWARD L. MITFORD
The recantation so given has to be confirmed a day or two later, under pain of a precisely similar ordeal.
PIONEERS OF SCIENCEOLIVER LODGE
Arriving at Rome, he had several audiences with the Pope, who said nothing would answer but a specific recantation.
LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF THE GREAT - VOLUME 12ELBERT HUBBARD
A person of much less forecast than Miss Arnold might have learned from this recantation where to place her guards for the future.
DISCIPLINEMARY BRUNTON
We regret to be obliged to add that he did not have the courage to maintain his opinions, but made a public recantation of them.
APPLETONS' POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY, APRIL 1900VARIOUS
An interesting sequel is the recantation of Mirza Badi Ullah.
BAHAISM AND ITS CLAIMSSAMUEL GRAHAM WILSON
The prayers of the sufferer were taken for a recantation, and the Prince ordered the fire to be plucked away.
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE, VOLUME III (OF 8)JOHN RICHARD GREEN
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WORDS RELATED TO RECANTATION

  • backdown
  • palinode
  • recantation
  • renunciation
  • withdrawal
  • abjuration
  • abnegation
  • about-face
  • abrogation
  • annulment
  • backpedaling
  • backtracking
  • contradiction
  • contraversion
  • denial
  • disavowal
  • disclaimer
  • forswearing
  • nullification
  • recall
  • recantation
  • repudiation
  • retractation
  • reversal
  • revocation
  • unsaying
  • volte-face
  • withdrawal
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