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  • nounrecantation
  • nounwithdrawal

synonyms for retraction

  • annulment
  • denial
  • disavowal
  • disclaimer
  • repudiation
  • reversal
  • abjuration
  • abnegation
  • about-face
  • abrogation
  • contradiction
  • disowning
  • forswearing
  • nullification
  • recall
  • revocation
  • volte-face
  • withdrawal
  • backpedaling
  • backtracking
  • contraversion
  • gainsaying
  • reneging
  • renouncing
  • unsaying
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antonyms for retraction

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  • confirmation
  • corroboration
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How to use retraction in a sentence

Hundreds of thousands of Americans died of a disease that spurred a massive retraction of social engagement.
A BRUTAL, ISOLATING YEAR LEADS TO BAFFLING BATTLES BETWEEN GOOD AND EVILPHILIP BUMPFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Smartmatic and Dominion also demanded retractions from Fox’s lesser-known competitors in conservative media, including Newsmax, One America News and the Epoch Times.
RUDY GIULIANI AND SIDNEY POWELL HAVE DISAPPEARED FROM FOX AIRWAVESJEREMY BARRJANUARY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
On Tuesday, the New York Times acknowledged errors in how it rolled out the retraction of key episodes in its 2018 “Caliphate” podcast series.
THE NEW YORK TIMES ADMITS MISTAKES IN HANDLING THE DEMISE OF ‘CALIPHATE’ERIK WEMPLEJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Many have also pushed back against calls for retraction, recommending that comments on the paper’s alleged flaws be submitted to the journal instead.
THE PROBLEM WITH A NEW STUDY ON MENTORSHIP IN SCIENCE - FACTS SO ROMANTICAUBREY CLAYTONDECEMBER 2, 2020NAUTILUS
The reason behind it is the use-it-or-lose-it ad spending that is usually expected in Q4, amplified by the spend retraction in Q2 and Q3 that is now reallocated to Q4 and, finally, the elections ad spend that is reducing inventory even more.
‘GREAT POSITION TO STEAL SHARE’: AS USE-IT-OR-LOSE-IT AD SPENDING PICKS UP, TIKTOK EMERGES AS AN UNLIKELY BENEFICIARYSEB JOSEPHOCTOBER 28, 2020DIGIDAY
Uncle Dick did not relish my retraction, and his near-sighted eyes glared at me in disgust.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
The next week the Declarator retracted, in the manner in which it always retracted when a retraction was necessary.
DOMINIE DEANELLIS PARKER BUTLER
Some of you profess to think its retraction would operate favourably for the Union.
SPEECHES AND LETTERS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, 1832-1865ABRAHAM LINCOLN
An indignant protest from other citizens compelled the retraction of this letter before it was sent.
THE NEW ENGLAND MAGAZINE VOLUME 1, NO. 3, MARCH, 1886VARIOUS
It is capable of considerable distension, and after retraction, to allow of the child passing down it from the Womb.
THE MATRON'S MANUAL OF MIDWIFERY, AND THE DISEASES OF WOMEN DURING PREGNANCY AND IN CHILDBEDFREDERICK HOLLICK
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WORDS RELATED TO RETRACTION

  • U-ey
  • backtracking
  • change of heart
  • change of mind
  • change of plan
  • eating one's words
  • one-eighty
  • retraction
  • reversal
  • sea change
  • turnaround
  • volte-face
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.