Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Definition of Retract


  1. To draw back; to draw up or shorten; as, the cat can retract its claws; to retract a muscle.
  2. To withdraw; to recall; to disavow; to recant; to take back; as, to retract an accusation or an assertion.
  3. To take back,, as a grant or favor previously bestowed; to revoke.
  4. To draw back; to draw up; as, muscles retract after amputation.
  5. To take back what has been said; to withdraw a concession or a declaration.
  6. The pricking of a horse's foot in nailing on a shoe.

Retract Quotations

In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth.
Joseph Joubert

I am better able to retract what I did not say than what I did.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol

People say the most stupid things on the spur of the moment that they then have to retract.
Michael Palin

I can't think of a major story that we have broken that was incorrect. But we have had to correct some things that were false; we have had to retract things.
Mary Hart
More "Retract" Quotations

Retract Translations

retract in Spanish is retractarse
retract in Swedish is dra tillbaka

Share with your Friends

Everyone likes a good quote - don't forget to share.
  Mobile Site | Privacy | Terms |
Copyright © 2001 - 2014 BrainyQuote®
BookRags Media Network