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synonyms for retract

  • back down
  • back off
  • cancel
  • deny
  • disavow
  • disown
  • pull back
  • recant
  • renege
  • renounce
  • repeal
  • repudiate
  • rescind
  • reverse
  • revoke
  • rule out
  • take back
  • withdraw
  • abjure
  • back
  • countermand
  • disclaim
  • eliminate
  • exclude
  • forswear
  • recall
  • recede
  • retreat
  • retrograde
  • sheathe
  • suspend
  • unsay
  • back out of
  • call off
  • change one's mind
  • draw in
  • eat one's words
  • fall back
  • forget it
  • go back on
  • have change of heart
  • pull in
  • reel in
  • retrocede
  • take in
See also synonyms for: retractation / retracted
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antonyms for retract

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  • acknowledge
  • admit
  • agree
  • allow
  • approve
  • enforce
  • go forward
  • permit
  • sanction
  • accept
  • advance
  • forge
  • include
  • welcome
  • corroborate
  • emphasize
  • reaffirm
  • repeat
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How to use retract in a sentence

Keatts, Lewis and Sara Libby had to scrap their first podcast recording Thursday when NBC 7 retracted its story.
MORNING REPORT: OCEANSIDE REBOOTS TOP COP SEARCHVOICE OF SAN DIEGOSEPTEMBER 14, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
In a statement Friday, Bry disavowed any responsibility for spreading misinformation by promoting the story while it was disputed but not yet retracted.
POLITICS REPORT: FORGED FOOTNOTE 15SCOTT LEWIS AND ANDREW KEATTSSEPTEMBER 12, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Once the plastic sticks, one for each sample, are retracted and sealed in a bag marked “biohazard,” the residents are hustled out of the facility.
HONG KONG’S CITYWIDE COVID-19 TESTING HAS BECOME A BAROMETER OF PUBLIC TRUSTEAMONBARRETTSEPTEMBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
Sri Lankan police retracted the mistake, but not before Majeed received death threats.
THE BIAS IN THE MACHINE - ISSUE 89: THE DARK SIDESIDNEY PERKOWITZAUGUST 19, 2020NAUTILUS
In fairness to the candidates, though, the paper has not written or announced that it withdrew its support or retracted its view that, for example, Elliott should not be fired.
POLITICS REPORT: WHO WILL GET THE MIDWAY ROSE?SCOTT LEWIS AND ANDREW KEATTSAUGUST 15, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
I do not retract my word, Malcolm; but I am bound, by an early promise to my father, never to enter the doors of a gaming-house.
THE FORTUNES OF NIGELSIR WALTER SCOTT
Then something that he had heard came back to him, and brought a sudden frown to his face, but it was too late to retract.
THE BAY STATE MONTHLY, VOL. II, NO. 6, MARCH, 1885VARIOUS
Some time afterward, turning an expressive look, he said again, "I retract that expression."
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. VII, DECEMBER 1850, VOL. IIVARIOUS
This tragedy is bad, and I do not retract a single word of what I have said about it; but the actress is admirable.
QUEENS OF THE FRENCH STAGEH. NOEL WILLIAMS
By such means it was not difficult to extort admissions which the prisoner was likely to retract at a subsequent time.
HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE HUGUENOTSHENRY BAIRD
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WORDS RELATED TO RETRACT

  • abstain from
  • forswear
  • recant
  • renege
  • renounce
  • retract
  • take back
  • withdraw
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.