retract etymology

English word retract comes from Latin retraho

Detailed word origin of retract

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
retraho Latin (lat) I drag back, fetch back, bring back a person.. I draw again or anew; bring to light again, make known again.. I draw or pull back, withdraw; call back, remove; withhold; divert.
retractus Latin (lat)
rētractō Late Latin (LL)
retracter Old French (fro)
retracten Middle English (enm)
retract English (eng) (ambitransitive) To draw back; to draw up.. (transitive) To pull back inside.. (transitive) To take back or withdraw something one has said.. To take back, as a grant or favour previously bestowed; to revoke.

Words with the same origin as retract

Descendants of retraho
retreat