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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
“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
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“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.”
(of a game or contest) To fail to win
To fail to do something because of cowardice
To surrender to, or to be conquered by
To fail to perform a promised or planned action due to lack of courage
To renege or change one's mind on a position, agreement or promise
(accede to) To agree to a demand, request, or treaty
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