Synonyms of back-pedal in English:

back-pedal


See definition of back-pedal

verb

1‘although agreeing at first to the peace plan, they soon began to back-pedal’

SYNONYMS

change one's mind, change one's opinion, go into reverse, do an about-face, do a U-turn, row back, shift one's ground, sing a different song, have second thoughts, reconsider, climb down

British do an about-turn

2‘the president back-pedalled on his promises to tax foreign companies heavily’

SYNONYMS

renege on, back down on, go back on, back out of, fail to honour, withdraw, backtrack on, row back on, take back, abandon, default on