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1. retract

verb. ['riːˈtrækt'] formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure.

Synonyms

  • repudiate
  • recant
  • forswear
  • abjure
  • disown
  • renounce

Antonyms

  • increase
  • stretch
  • expand
  • elation

Etymology

  • retractum (Latin)

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Rhymes with Retract

  • counterattacked
  • transact
  • subtract
  • protract
  • overreact
  • inexact
  • extract
  • distract
  • contract
  • abstract
  • reenact
  • medfact
  • diffract
  • detract
  • compact
  • unpacked
  • repacked
  • redact
  • interact
  • intact
  • impact
  • exact
  • attract
  • whacked
  • tracked
  • tracht
  • stacked
  • snacked
  • smacked
  • slacked

Sentences with retract


1. Verb, base form
Release the lock and allow the leash to retract into the case.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The lats mainly function to adduct, or retract, the shoulder and to extend the shoulder.

2. retract

verb. ['riːˈtrækt'] pull away from a source of disgust or fear.

Synonyms

  • recoil
  • shrink
  • quail
  • flinch
  • funk
  • squinch
  • cringe
  • wince

Antonyms

  • extrovert
  • adduct
  • push
  • abduct

Etymology

  • retractum (Latin)

3. retract

verb. ['riːˈtrækt'] pull inward or towards a center.

Synonyms

  • introvert
  • draw
  • invaginate
  • pull
  • pull in
  • attract

Antonyms

  • straighten
  • accept
  • admit
  • bequeath

Etymology

  • retractum (Latin)

4. retract

verb. ['riːˈtrækt'] use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ).

Synonyms

  • pull back
  • draw back

Antonyms

  • claim
  • pull out
  • recede

Etymology

  • retractum (Latin)
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