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To withdraw or disavow (a statement, promise, offer, charge, etc.); recant
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  1. To withdraw or disavow (a statement, promise, offer, charge, etc.); recant
  2. To take back; disavow:
  3. To draw back:
(Card Games) To fail to follow suit when required and able to do so; renege
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  1. (Card Games) To fail to follow suit when required and able to do so; renege
  2. To invalidate or cause to no longer be in effect, as by voiding or canceling:
  3. (Now Rare) To recall
To disclaim one's association with (a person or country, for example).
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  1. To disclaim one's association with (a person or country, for example).
  2. To give up (a claim, right, belief, etc.), usually by a formal public statement
  3. To formally give up title to; to abandon (renounce title); to decline recognition of (renounce one’s duty to serve). To formally give up title to; to abandon (renounce title); to decline recognition of (renounce one’s duty to serve).
To disclaim knowledge of, responsibility for, or association with:
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  1. To disclaim knowledge of, responsibility for, or association with:
  2. To assert to be wrong or of little value:
  3. To deny any knowledge or approval of, or responsibility for; disclaim; disown
To decline to accept responsibility or to warranty.
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  1. To decline to accept responsibility or to warranty.
  2. To deny the validity of; repudiate:
  3. To refuse to acknowledge or admit; deny; repudiate
To renounce under oath; forswear.
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  1. To renounce under oath; forswear.
  2. To recant solemnly; renounce or repudiate:
  3. To give up (rights, allegiance, etc.) under oath; renounce
To refuse to believe; reject:
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  1. To refuse to believe; reject:
  2. To give a refusal to; turn down or away:
  3. To refuse to acknowledge as one's own; disown; repudiate
To cross out with lines or other marks, as in deleting written matter or marking a check as used and cleared
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  1. To cross out with lines or other marks, as in deleting written matter or marking a check as used and cleared
  2. To decide or announce that (a planned or scheduled event) will not take place, especially with no intention of holding it at a later time:
  3. To blot out, deface, mark off, perforate, destroy, or otherwise physically alter a writing to render it void.
(Idiomatic) To take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to.
  1. To reverse a vehicle from a confined space.
  2. (Idiomatic) To withdraw from something one has agreed to do.
  3. (Idiomatic, computing) To undo a change.
To become detached from social or emotional involvement:
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  1. To become detached from social or emotional involvement:
  2. To recall or retract:
  3. To leave or return, as from a military position.
To make void; repeal or annul.
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  1. To make void; repeal or annul.
  2. To revoke, repeal, or cancel (a law, order, etc.)
  3. To cancel a contract, whether unilaterally or by mutual agreement and restore both parties to status quo ante (the positions they would have been in if the contract had never existed). See also rescission. To cancel a contract, whether unilaterally or by mutual agreement and restore both parties to status quo ante (the positions they would have been in if the contract had never existed). See also rescission.
To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority:
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  1. To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority:
  2. To abolish a custom or law by some authoritative, formal, legislative, or other legally effective method.
  3. To annul, cancel, destroy, overturn, repeal, revoke, set aside, supercede, or otherwise do away with or put an end to.
To swear falsely; commit perjury
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  1. To swear falsely; commit perjury
  2. To decide or declare that one will not or will no longer use or be associated with (something):
  3. To renounce on oath; promise earnestly to give up
To deny the statement of (a person)
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  1. To deny the statement of (a person)
  2. To be contrary or opposed to; go against
  3. To speak in denial; oppose verbally
To reject emphatically as unfounded, untrue, or unjust:
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  1. To reject emphatically as unfounded, untrue, or unjust:
  2. To deny the truth of (a charge, etc.)
  3. To refuse to accept or support; deny the validity or authority of (a belief, a treaty, etc.)
To deny (something) to oneself:
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  1. To deny (something) to oneself:
  2. To give up (rights or a claim, for example); renounce.
To bring to an end the effect or existence of; cancel out:
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  1. To bring to an end the effect or existence of; cancel out:
  2. To judicially declare something to be void either from the date of decree or ab initio.
  3. To make an ecclesiastical or judicial declaration that a marriage is void ab initio and never existed. See also divorce.
To make void or of no validity; invalidate:
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  1. To make void or of no validity; invalidate:
  2. To leave; vacate.
  3. To take out (the contents of something); empty.
To call back or order back by a contrary order
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  1. To call back or order back by a contrary order
  2. To cancel or reverse (a previously issued command or order).
To be reminiscent of; seem similar to:
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  1. To be reminiscent of; seem similar to:
  2. To call back; ask or order to return; specif., to ask purchasers to return (an imperfect or dangerous product), often so that a manufacturing defect can be corrected
  3. To request return of (a product) to the manufacturer, as for necessary repairs or adjustments.
To telephone someone again at a more convenient time.
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  1. To telephone someone again at a more convenient time.
  2. To return to a shop or residence one has previously visited.
  3. To request someone's return.
To refuse to acknowledge as one's own; repudiate; cast off
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  1. To refuse to acknowledge as one's own; repudiate; cast off
  2. To refuse to own or to refuse to acknowledge one’s own.
  3. To refuse to acknowledge or accept as one's own; repudiate.
To retract (something said).
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  1. To retract (something said).
  2. To take back or retract (what has been said)
(Law) to make legally invalid.
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  1. (Law) to make legally invalid.
  2. To counteract the force or effectiveness of.
  3. To cancel out
To withdraw officially or formally; revoke; cancel; annul
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  1. To withdraw officially or formally; revoke; cancel; annul
  2. (Obsolete) To summon back or recall, especially from exile.
  3. To revoke or rescind, especially by the action of a legislature.
Alternative form of pull in one's horns.
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  1. Alternative form of pull in one's horns.
(Chiefly US, idiomatic) To recognize that one has been shown to be mistaken or outdone, especially by admitting that one has made a humiliating error.
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  1. (Chiefly US, idiomatic) To recognize that one has been shown to be mistaken or outdone, especially by admitting that one has made a humiliating error.
(Idiomatic, intransitive) to admit one's faults; to make a humiliating apology
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  1. (Idiomatic, intransitive) to admit one's faults; to make a humiliating apology
(Idiomatic) To regret or retract what one has said.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To regret or retract what one has said.
To renounce under oath; forswear.
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  1. To renounce under oath; forswear.
  2. To recant solemnly; renounce or repudiate:
  3. To give up (rights, allegiance, etc.) under oath; renounce
To be reminiscent of; seem similar to:
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  1. To be reminiscent of; seem similar to:
  2. To call back; ask or order to return; specif., to ask purchasers to return (an imperfect or dangerous product), often so that a manufacturing defect can be corrected
  3. To request return of (a product) to the manufacturer, as for necessary repairs or adjustments.
To withdraw or disavow (a statement, promise, offer, charge, etc.); recant
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  1. To withdraw or disavow (a statement, promise, offer, charge, etc.); recant
  2. To draw back:
  3. To take back; disavow:
To become detached from social or emotional involvement:
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  1. To become detached from social or emotional involvement:
  2. To leave or return, as from a military position.
  3. To recall or retract:
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