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retract

Definition of retract

Etymology

    From Latin retractum, past participle of retrahere.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA: /rəˈtrækt/
  • Rhymes: -ækt

Verb

retract (third-person singular simple present retracts, present participle retracting, simple past and past participle retracted)

  1. (transitive) To pull back inside (for example, an airplane retracting its wheels while flying).
  2. (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.

Synonyms

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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