retract englannista suomeksi
To draw back; to draw up.
1676, (w), ''A Defence of the Discourse Concerning the Idolatry Practised in the Church''
- I would as freely have retracted this charge of idolatry as I ever made it.
1726, (w), ''upon Several Occasions/89|The British Enchanters''
- She will, and she will not; she grants, denies, / Consents, retracts, advances, and then flies.
To officially withdraw or revoke published academic work.
To take back, as a grant or favour previously bestowed; to revoke.
- Filld with the Satisfaction of their own discerning , Faculties , they pass Judgment at first sight ; write on , and are above being ever brought to retract it