The difference between Retract and Take back

When used as verbs, retract means to pull back inside, whereas take back means to retract an earlier statement.

check bellow for the other definitions of Retract and Take back

  1. Retract as a verb (transitive):

    To pull back inside.


    "An airplane retracts its wheels for flight."

  2. Retract as a verb (ambitransitive):

    To draw back; to draw up.


    "Muscles retract after amputation."

    "A cat can retract its claws."

  3. Retract as a verb (transitive):

    To take back or withdraw something one has said.


    "I retract all the accusations I made about the senator and sincerely hope he won't sue me."

  4. Retract as a verb:

    To take back, as a grant or favour previously bestowed; to revoke.


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  1. Take back as a verb:

    To retract an earlier statement


    "No, you are not fat; I take it all back."

  2. Take back as a verb:

    To cause to remember some past event or time


    "That tune takes me back to my childhood."

  3. Take back as a verb:

    To resume a relationship


    "She has forgiven him, and taken him back."

  4. Take back as a verb:

    To regain possession of something


    "The wedding is off, and he has taken back the ring."

  5. Take back as a verb:

    To return something to a vendor for a refund


    "'Take back faulty goods to the shop where you bought them."

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