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Noun1.backdown - a retraction of a previously held position
abjuration, recantation, retraction - a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion
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Chevonne was part of a delegation of Shellharbour/ Port Kembla health workers who met Health Minister Brad Hazzard a week before the government's backdown.
Bhutan must be extremely relieved at what appears to be a China backdown and yet remain concerned at any possible reccurrence of such incidents, where it will have no control.
I shall not backdown and be disheartened in my commitment to the President and to the Filipino people and my DOH family.
That indicates a complete backdown from the rhetoric the Trump Administreation used in its opening weeks.
The government's backdown on community legal centre funding should be the first step to properly funding the sector, Greens Justice spokesperson Nick McKim says.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Managing Director of National Iranian Oil Company Ali Kardor says Iran will not backdown of its stance to regain its pre-sanction oil production share.
This represented a backdown on last year's proposed changes to increase royalties across the board in order to maintain mining revenue in the face of falling prices.
The FIVB backdown is all the more curious given that the volleyball constitutes a hardening of Iran's position.
As the host of the Group of 20 last year, he attempted to keep climate change off the agenda, resulting in an embarrassing backdown at the Leaders Summit in Brisbane after US President Barack Obama used a high-profile speech to warn Australia that its own Great Barrier Reef was in danger.
The price of fuel affects every industry and commodity and while at various times the government has wisely tried to increase the price, the resulting parliamentary hue and cry has led to a backdown.
2013, 'Animals Australia Backdown on Coles Campaign', ABC News, 5 June, www.