unsay


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un·say

 (ŭn-sā′)
tr.v. un·said (-sĕd′), un·say·ing, un·says
To retract (something said).
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unsay

(ʌnˈseɪ)
vb, -says, -saying or -said
(tr) to retract or withdraw (something said or written)
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un•say

(ʌnˈseɪ)

v.t. -said, -say•ing.
to withdraw (something said), as if it had never been said; retract.
[1425–75]
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unsay


Past participle: unsaid
Gerund: unsaying

Imperative
unsay
unsay
Present
I unsay
you unsay
he/she/it unsays
we unsay
you unsay
they unsay
Preterite
I unsaid
you unsaid
he/she/it unsaid
we unsaid
you unsaid
they unsaid
Present Continuous
I am unsaying
you are unsaying
he/she/it is unsaying
we are unsaying
you are unsaying
they are unsaying
Present Perfect
I have unsaid
you have unsaid
he/she/it has unsaid
we have unsaid
you have unsaid
they have unsaid
Past Continuous
I was unsaying
you were unsaying
he/she/it was unsaying
we were unsaying
you were unsaying
they were unsaying
Past Perfect
I had unsaid
you had unsaid
he/she/it had unsaid
we had unsaid
you had unsaid
they had unsaid
Future
I will unsay
you will unsay
he/she/it will unsay
we will unsay
you will unsay
they will unsay
Future Perfect
I will have unsaid
you will have unsaid
he/she/it will have unsaid
we will have unsaid
you will have unsaid
they will have unsaid
Future Continuous
I will be unsaying
you will be unsaying
he/she/it will be unsaying
we will be unsaying
you will be unsaying
they will be unsaying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unsaying
you have been unsaying
he/she/it has been unsaying
we have been unsaying
you have been unsaying
they have been unsaying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unsaying
you will have been unsaying
he/she/it will have been unsaying
we will have been unsaying
you will have been unsaying
they will have been unsaying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unsaying
you had been unsaying
he/she/it had been unsaying
we had been unsaying
you had been unsaying
they had been unsaying
Conditional
I would unsay
you would unsay
he/she/it would unsay
we would unsay
you would unsay
they would unsay
Past Conditional
I would have unsaid
you would have unsaid
he/she/it would have unsaid
we would have unsaid
you would have unsaid
they would have unsaid
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unsay - take back what one has saidunsay - take back what one has said; "He swallowed his words"
repudiate, disown, renounce - cast off; "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son"
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Translations

unsay

[ˈʌnˈseɪ] (unsaid (pt, pp)) VTdesdecirse de
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unsay

pret, ptp <unsaid>
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References in classic literature ?
If the profoundest prophet could be holden to his words, and the hearer who is ready to sell all and join the crusade could have any certificate that tomorrow his prophet shall not unsay his testimony!
But say I could repent and could obtaine By Act of Grace my former state; how soon Would highth recal high thoughts, how soon unsay What feign'd submission swore: ease would recant Vows made in pain, as violent and void.
To say and strait unsay, pretending first Wise to flie pain, professing next the Spie, Argues no Leader, but a lyar trac't, SATAN, and couldst thou faithful add?
But, nothing could unsay the fact that he had returned, and was there in presence of the Judge and Jury.
Call, therefore, the Achaean heroes in assembly; unsay your anger against Agamemnon; arm at once, and fight with might and main."
Bend hither, that I may place it in your breast; no hand can take it hence, till I unsay the spell that holds it there."
Unsay those words without even saying you are sorry for them, and my arms are open to you still, and so is my heart.'
But look ye, Starbuck, what is said in heat, that thing unsays itself.
the same day, a shooting incident transpired near Datu Unsay Public Market in Barangay Meta, Datu Unsay, Maguidanao where a certain Jack Ebrahim, 27, was shot in the left thigh by an unknown assailant.
Dawaton lang unsay mahitabo nako (I'm sorry to his family because I also have a family.
Anxious and desperate in having some 'paper' in my hands to get Unsay in the event he would not surrender as earlier agreed, I suggested to the NBI team which came from Manila to issue a summons of sorts.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced yesterday that the multiple murder cases againstAndal "Datu Unsay" Ampatuan Jr.