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An example use of retract in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… uh forced to retract and leaving the …”
Retract means to pull back or draw in.
the word retract occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that retract can be often used in the following areas:
1) communication, information, and media;