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cancel

v. to cross out, annul, destroy, void and/or rescind a document. Cancelling can be done in several ways: tear up the document or mark on its face that it is cancelled, void, or ended if the debt for which it stood has been paid. It is important that the document (like a promissory note) itself become no longer operative either by destruction or marking, so that it cannot be used again. (See: cancellation)

cancel

verb abolish, abort, abrogate, annihilate, annul, avoid, countermand, counterorder, counterpoise, declare invalid, declare null and void, delere, deny, deprive of force, discard, disclaim, discontinue, disestablish, dissolve, drop, end, eradicate, excise, expunge, extinguish, inducere, invalidate, make void, negate, not proceed with, nullify, obliterate, override, overrule, put an end to, quash, quell, quench, recall, recant, render invalid, render useless, render void, renege, repeal, repudiate, rescind, restrain, retract, reverse, revoke, set aside, suspend, terminate, vacate, void
Associated concepts: cancel a contract, cancel a debt, cancel an instrument, cancel an order, obsolete, rescission, void
See also: abandon, abate, abolish, abrogate, adeem, annul, ban, cease, censor, condemn, countervail, debar, defeat, delete, disable, discharge, disclaim, discontinue, dissolve, eliminate, eradicate, expunge, expurgate, extinguish, extirpate, forestall, forgive, frustrate, invalidate, kill, negate, neutralize, nullify, obliterate, override, overrule, quash, recall, recant, refute, remit, remove, repeal, repudiate, rescind, revoke, superannuate, suppress, terminate, vacate, vitiate, void
References in classic literature ?
It is not usual to cancel articles for any such reason.
If the perceptible is annihilated, perception also will cease to exist; but the annihilation of perception does not cancel the existence of the perceptible.
Then our statements cancel each other," Ernest said in a matter- of-fact tone, "and we are where we were.
Tennyson formed an engagement of marriage with Miss Emily Sellwood, but his lack of worldly prospects led her relatives to cancel it.
To all such wit, Jones very calmly answered, "Sir, this usage may perhaps cancel every other obligation you have conferred on me; but there is one you can never cancel; nor will I be provoked by your abuse to lift my hand against the father of Sophia.
If he can find me another tenant, whom I consider suitable, I may cancel the agreement.
To cancel old wills, and invent new ones, is at last the sole business of such a testator's existence; and relations and friends (some of whom have been bred up distinctly to inherit a large share of the property, and have been, from their cradles, specially disqualified from devoting themselves to any useful pursuit, on that account) are so often and so unexpectedly and summarily cut off, and reinstated, and cut off again, that the whole family, down to the remotest cousin, is kept in a perpetual fever.
Indeed,' said she, 'if I could altogether cancel the remembrance that Mr.
Touch me with a finger, touch me with an epithet, question my superiority as I sit here drinking my wine at my pleasure,' said Rigaud, 'and I follow the letter and cancel my week's grace.
And so all my endeavours to cancel the past and to raise myself in the world, and to raise you with me, are to be beaten down by YOUR low whims; are they?
She hastily recalled her first view of him, in the little room where the relics were kept, and ran a bar through half her impressions, as one cancels a badly written sentence, having found the right one.
By oldest right, by the divine affinity of virtue with itself, I find them, or rather not I but the Deity in me and in them derides and cancels the thick walls of individual character, relation, age, sex, circumstance, at which he usually connives, and now makes many one.