unsay
transitive verb (unsaid; unsaying) Date: 15th century to make as if not said ; recant, retract

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  • Unsay — Un*say, v. t. [1st pref. un + say.] To recant or recall, as what has been said; to refract; to take back again; to make as if not said. [1913 Webster] You can say and unsay things at pleasure. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unsay — index disclaim, recall (call back), recant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unsay — [unsā′] vt. unsaid, unsaying to take back or retract (what has been said) …   English World dictionary

  • unsay — verb a) To withdraw, retract (something said). And in the first place, you will be so good as to unsay that story about selling his head, which if true I take to be good evidence that this harpooneer is stark mad [...]. b) To not have said (since …   Wiktionary

  • unsay — /un say /, v.t., unsaid, unsaying. to withdraw (something said), as if it had never been said; retract. [1425 75; late ME unsayen. See UN 2, SAY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • unsay — Synonyms and related words: abjure, back down, back out, backwater, climb down, crawfish out, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, eat crow, eat humble pie, forswear, palinode, recall, recant, renege, renounce, repudiate, retract, revoke, swallow,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unsay — un say || ‚ʌn seɪ v. retract, withdraw statement, take back what was said …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unsay — verb (unsays, unsaying, past and past participle unsaid) withdraw or retract (a statement) …   English new terms dictionary

  • unsay — v. a. Retract, recall, recant, take back …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • unsay — v recant, retract, take back, withdraw, Inf. eat one s words, Inf. back down; apologize; revoke, repudiate, renounce; disavow, deny, disclaim, Inf. sing a different tune …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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