The definition of 'retracting' & the word 'retracting' in example sentences or phrases

Verb
1
formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
  1. He retracted his earlier statements about his religion
  2. She abjured her beliefs
2
pull away from a source of disgust or fear
3
use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ)
4
pull inward or towards a center
  1. The pilot drew in the landing gear
  2. The cat retracted his claws

Synonyms of the word 'retracting' & Antonyms of the word 'retracting'.

Verb
Synonymsabjure, recant, forswear, retract, resile, shrink back, retract, retract, pull back, draw back, draw in, retract,