Definition of recant:
discontinue, bound, abnegate, disown, leave, shrink back, withdraw from, deny, contradict, renounce, nullify, unsay, repeal, depart from, bounce, cease, abjure, annul, pull back, rebound, be of another mind, forsake, relinquish, recoil, rescind, forswear, spring, resile, take a hop, countermand, surrender, cast off, accept, back out, disavow, retract, quit, abnegate, draw in, eat crow, forego, cancel, retire from, desert, ricochet, vacate, abandon, abrogate, give up, take back, resign, void, repudiate, cede, back down, take back, reverberate, eat humble pie, draw back, disclaim, abdicate, call back.
- "The Valley of the Giants", Peter B. Kyne.
Subsequently, having changed his mind- it may be, even before 1300- he would take the opportunity of a part of the Commedia having got into circulation, to recant; and even so the original view might stand in the Convito, and appear in that work when finally produced.- "Dante: His Times and His Work", Arthur John Butler.
- "The Forerunners", Romain Rolland.