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What is another word for back down?

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To recant or reverse one's prior position or opinion
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“He won't back down from his opinion that there was a risk of contamination at the lab.”
To retreat, typically from a dangerous situation or adversary
“Victor is forced back down away from the driver's side door and takes cover in front of the van as glass and metal shower the area around him.”
To surrender or give up one's resistance
“The Lord Advocate was clearly very unhappy that the Crown was being forced to back down against such a high-profile litigant as Argyll.”
To break one's agreement or promise
“But even with her future hanging in the balance, she couldn't back down from her promise to Azeez.”
To avoid or shirk, either by failing to perform, or by performing in a grossly insufficient, negligent, or superficial manner
(of a game or contest) To fail to win
To surrender to, or to be conquered by
(accede to) To agree to a demand, request, or treaty
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