index abandon (withdraw), abolish, abrogate (annul), abrogate (rescind), adeem, annul, cancel, disaffirm, disavow, discharge (release from obligation), disclaim, disinherit, disown (deny the validity), invalidate, negate, nullify, overrule, recant, renege, repeal, repudiate, rescind, revoke, secede, vacate (void), withdraw

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To take back; to pull back; to withdraw a statement, offer, or promise.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Retract — Retract, s. Retractus …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Retract — Retract, s. Näherrecht u. Zugrecht …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 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

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

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