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take back

[ teyk ]SEE DEFINITION OF take back

Synonyms for take back

  • cancel
  • reclaim
  • renege
  • repeal
  • repossess
  • rescind
  • revoke
  • withdraw
  • abjure
  • back down
  • backpedal
  • call off
  • change one's mind
  • eat one's words
  • forget it
  • go back on
  • have change of heart
  • recall
  • recant
  • repudiate
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Antonyms for take back

  • allow
  • approve
  • permit
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TAKE BACK

You wait a little, and hear Uncle Peter take back what he's said about me.

Yet she would not take back the words either, nor would she grant the veil.

I know you say so, and I think very likely you will be glad to take back what you have said.

But when I found out who he was I tried to take back my denunciation, and they wouldn't let me.

They want us to take back the machinist that was dismissed the other day for drunkenness.

And Scipio found the letter thrust out for him to take back.

Take back your note; you shall give it to me when I hand you the money.

That was in the officer's thought when he refused to take back his Burmese servant.

Here he cut a large quantity of brazil wood to take back to Spain.

I think I looked so taken aback by that, that she had it on her lips to take back the request.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "that which is taken in payment," from take (v.). Sense of "money taken in" by a single performance, etc., is from 1931. Movie-making sense is recorded from 1927. Criminal sense of "money acquired by theft" is from 1888. The verb sense of "to cheat, defraud" is from 1920. On the take "amenable to bribery" is from 1930.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TAKE BACK

abjure

verbgive up
  • abstain from
  • forswear
  • recant
  • renege
  • renounce
  • retract
  • take back
  • withdraw

back-pedal

verbchange mind
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