Retractate vs. Recant
Difference Between Retractate and Recant
(obsolete) To retract; to recant.
(ambitransitive) To withdraw or repudiate a statement or opinion formerly expressed, especially formally and publicly.Convince me that I am wrong, and I will recant.
formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure;He retracted his earlier statements about his religionShe abjured her beliefs