Definition of retract
From Latin retractum, past participle of retrahere.
- (US) IPA: /rəˈtrækt/
- Rhymes: -ækt
retract (third-person singular simple present retracts, present participle retracting, simple past and past participle retracted)
- (transitive) To pull back inside (for example, an airplane retracting its wheels while flying).
- (transitive) To take back or withdraw something one has said.
I retract all the accusations I made about the senator and sincerely hope he won't sue me.
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