Origin of recantClassical Latin recantare from re-, back, again + cantare, frequentative of canere, to sing: see chant
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When you say that you no longer hold the religious beliefs you did in the past, this is an example of a situation where you recant.
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Origin of recantLatin recantāre re- re- cantāre to sing Credit Business CH00010159 Scene' 'Lizard Card Wallet Azeeda Holder Card frequentative of canere ; see kan- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present recants, present participle recanting, simple past and past participle recanted)
First attested in 1535, from Latin recantare, present active infinitive of recanto (“to sing back, reecho, sing again, repeat in singing, recant, recall, revoke, charm back or away"), from re- (“back") + Holder CH00007223 Credit Business 'Fish' Wallet Azeeda Card 'Fish' Azeeda Card Business YSaPxfU (“to chant, to sing"), frequentative of cano.