retract

  • 1 retract — re‧tract [rɪˈtrækt] verb [transitive] 1. FINANCE if a company retracts bonds, shares etc, it takes them off the market by buying them back from investors; = RETIRE: • It will use its credit line to retract C$53.3 million in preferred shares. 2.… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Retract — Re*tract (r[ e]*tr[=a]kt ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Retracted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Retracting}.] [F. r[ e]tracter, L. retractare, retractatum, to handle again, reconsider, retract, fr. retrahere, retractum, to draw back. See {Retreat}.] 1. To draw… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 retract — [ri trakt′] vt., vi. [ME retracten: in RETRACT sense 1 < L retractus, pp. of retrahere, to draw back < re , back + trahere, to DRAW; in RETRACT sense 2 < MFr retracter < L retractare, to draw back, withdraw < re , back + tractare,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Retract — Re*tract , v. i. 1. To draw back; to draw up; as, muscles retract after amputation. [1913 Webster] 2. To take back what has been said; to withdraw a concession or a declaration. [1913 Webster] She will, and she will not; she grants, denies,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 retract — index abandon (withdraw), abolish, abrogate (annul), abrogate (rescind), adeem, annul …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 retract — RETRÁCT s.n. (jur.) Luare înapoi a unui bun, a unui drept alienat. [< fr. retrait]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  RETRÁCT s. n. (jur.) luare înapoi a unui bun, a unui drept alienat. (< fr. retrait, lat. retractus) …

    Dicționar Român

  • 7 Retract — Re*tract , n. (Far.) The pricking of a horse s foot in nailing on a shoe. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Retract — Retract, s. Retractus …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 9 Retract — Retract, s. Näherrecht u. Zugrecht …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 10 retract — (v.) early 15c., to draw (something) back, from L. retractus, pp. of retrahere (see RETRACTION (Cf. retraction)). Sense of to revoke, withdraw is attested from 1540s. Related: Retracted; retracting …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 retract — 1 retrograde, back, *recede, retreat Antonyms: protract 2 recant, *abjure, renounce, forswear Analogous words: eliminate, *exclude, suspend, rule out …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 retract — [v] take back; renege on abjure, back, back down, back off, back out of, call off, cancel, change one’s mind, countermand, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, draw in, eat one’s words*, eliminate, exclude, fall back, forget it, forswear, go back on …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 retract — ► VERB 1) draw or be drawn back. 2) withdraw (a statement or accusation) as untrue or unjustified. 3) withdraw or go back on (an undertaking or promise). DERIVATIVES retractable adjective retraction noun retractive adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 retract — [[t]rɪtræ̱kt[/t]] retracts, retracting, retracted 1) VERB If you retract something that you have said or written, you say that you did not mean it. [FORMAL] [V n] Mr Smith hurriedly sought to retract the statement, but it had just been broadcast… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 retract — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin retractus, past participle of retrahere more at retreat Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to draw back or in < cats retract their claws > 2. a. take back, withdraw < ret …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 retract — re|tract [rıˈtrækt] v formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of retrahere to pull back , from trahere to pull ] 1.) [T] if you retract something that you said or agreed, you say that you did not mean it = ↑withdraw ▪ He… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 retract — UK [rɪˈtrækt] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms retract : present tense I/you/we/they retract he/she/it retracts present participle retracting past tense retracted past participle retracted 1) to say that something that you… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 retract — retract1 /ri trakt /, v.t. 1. to draw back or in: to retract fangs. v.i. 2. to draw back within itself or oneself, fold up, or the like, or to be capable of doing this: The blade retracts. [1400 50; late ME retracten < L retractus, ptp. of… …

    Universalium

  • 19 retract — verb /rəˈtrækt/ a) To pull back inside (for example, an airplane retracting its wheels while flying). I retract all the accusations I made about the senator and sincerely hope he wont sue me. b) To take back or withdraw something one has said …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 retract — To shrink, draw back, or pull apart. [L. re traho, pp. tractus, a drawing back] * * * re·tract ri trakt vt to draw back or in <retract the lower jaw> compare PROTRACT vi to draw something (as tissue) back or in also to use a retractor …

    Medical dictionary