What is another word for Palinode?

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[ pˈe͡ɪlɪnˌə͡ʊd], [ pˈe‍ɪlɪnˌə‍ʊd], [ p_ˈeɪ_l_ɪ_n_ˌəʊ_d]

Palinode is a term used to describe a poem or a speech that recants or renounces something that has previously been stated. Synonyms for palinode include retraction, retraction statement, recantation, apology, withdrawal, reversal, contradiction, reversal of opinion or belief, and disavowal. These words all share the idea of reversing a previous stance or belief and admitting fault or error. Each of these synonyms can be used in different contexts, depending on the circumstances and the degree of the recantation. Regardless of which synonym is used, the message of the speaker or writer is made clear. They are retracting their previous statement or stance and acknowledging their mistake or change of heart.

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    Usage examples for Palinode

    But, let him die-the same people all sang the Palinode: the deceased was a most delightful man, kind-hearted, obliging to his fellow artists, full of talent, gifted with a marvellous imagination.
    "Monsieur Cherami"
    Charles Paul de Kock
    Persons incapable of lofty thought attributed this-the most sage and practical of all forms of Palinode-to no higher source than the pretty face and figure, and sweet patriotism, of Lady Alice, the youngest sister of Lord Dashville.
    "Springhaven A Tale of the Great War"
    R. D. Blackmore
    I need not say that these are "ipsissima verba," and that I here insert the letter in full, as the warmest and most honourable Palinode I could have received from a man so usually reserved and reticent as was my revered and excellent father.
    "My Life as an Author"
    Martin Farquhar Tupper

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