Recant

Recant [ ri-KANT ]
 intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 (tr. v.) to revoke or pull back (esp. a statement or belief) publicly
(intr. v.) to revoke or pull back a statement or belief publicly
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The police were compelled to recant their statement that the victim had committed suicide after the post mortem report was made public.

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