Synonyms for retracted


1. abjure, recant, forswear, retract, resile, disown, renounce, repudiate
usage: formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure; "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs"
2. shrink back, retract, flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail
usage: pull away from a source of disgust or fear
3. retract, pull back, draw back, pull
usage: use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ)
4. draw in, retract, attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in
usage: pull inward or towards a center; "The pilot drew in the landing gear"; "The cat retracted his claws"


1. retracted, backward (vs. forward)
usage: drawn back and in; "a cat with retracted claws"
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