Synonyms of retract in English:

retract


See definition of retract

verb

1‘the sea otter can retract the claws on its front feet’

SYNONYMS

pull in, draw in, pull back, sheathe, put away

ANTONYMS

extend

2‘he apologized and retracted his allegation’

SYNONYMS

take back, withdraw, unsay, recant, disown, disavow, disclaim, abjure, repudiate, renounce, reverse, revoke, rescind, annul, cancel, go back on, backtrack on, do a U-turn on, row back on

eat one's words

British do an about-turn on

ANTONYMS

assert, confirm