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Synonyms for cancel
ˈkæn səlcan·cel

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cancel

    Cancel, efface, erase, expunge, and obliterate have as their first meaning the removal of written characters or other forms of record. To cancel is, literally, to make a lattice by cross-lines, exactly our English cross out; to efface is to rub off, smooth away the face, as of an inscription; to erase is to scratch out, commonly for the purpose of writing something else in the same space; to expunge, is to punch out with some sharp instrument, so as to show that the words are no longer part of the writing; to obliterate is to cover over or remove, as a letter, as was done by reversing the Roman stylus, and rubbing out with the rounded end what had been written with the point on the waxen tablet. What has been canceled, erased, expunged, may perhaps still be traced; what is obliterated is gone forever, as if it had never been. In many establishments, when a debt is discharged by payment, the record is canceled. The figurative use of the words keeps close to the primary sense. Compare ABOLISH.

    Synonyms:
    abolish, abrogate, annul, blot out, cross off, cross out, discharge, efface, erase, expunge, make void, nullify, obliterate, quash, remove, repeal, rescind, revoke, rub off, rub out, scratch out, vacate

    Antonyms:
    approve, confirm, enact, enforce, establish, maintain, perpetuate, record, reenact, sustain, uphold, write

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cancel

    Synonyms:
    efface, blot out, annul, expunge, nullify, quash, rescind, repeal, revoke, abrogate, obliterate, discharge, erase, abolish, countervail

    Antonyms:
    enforce, enact, re-enact, confirm, perpetuate, contract

Princeton's WordNet

  1. natural, cancelverb

    a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat

    Synonyms:
    natural

  2. cancel, call off, scratch, scrubverb

    postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled

    "Call off the engagement"; "cancel the dinner party"; "we had to scrub our vacation plans"; "scratch that meeting--the chair is ill"

    Synonyms:
    itch, call off, scrape up, expunge, fret, strike down, strike, scour, chafe, come up, invalidate, grave, delete, excise, scratch, inscribe, call, engrave, scrub, scrape, fray, offset, scrub up, set off, scratch up, rub

  3. cancel, offset, set offverb

    make up for

    "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"

    Synonyms:
    call off, spark, bring out, set forth, blow up, actuate, strike down, take off, trigger off, spark off, trip, stir up, invalidate, detonate, delete, start, countervail, scratch, touch off, trigger, set out, depart, scrub, instigate, activate, explode, offset, part, incite, set off, start out

  4. cancel, strike downverb

    declare null and void; make ineffective

    "Cancel the election results"; "strike down a law"

    Synonyms:
    set off, scrub, drop, scratch, strike down, cut down, invalidate, fell, call off, delete, offset

  5. delete, cancelverb

    remove or make invisible

    "Please delete my name from your list"

    Synonyms:
    set off, edit, invalidate, scrub, strike down, blue-pencil, erase, scratch, call off, delete, offset

  6. cancel, invalidateverb

    make invalid for use

    "cancel cheques or tickets"

    Synonyms:
    set off, void, nullify, vitiate, scrub, annul, avoid, scratch, strike down, quash, invalidate, call off, delete, offset

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cancelverb

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, efface, erase, expunge, blot, blot out, rub out, scratch out, wipe out

  2. cancelverb

    Synonyms:
    abrogate, annul, repeal, rescind, revoke, abolish, nullify, quash, set aside, make void

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cancelverb

    Synonyms:
    annul, abrogate, rescind, nullify, quash, abolish, countermand

    Antonyms:
    confirm, approve, corroborate, enforce, reënact, maintain

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How to use cancel in a sentence?

  1. Dan Gainor:

    In today’s cancel culture, journalists don’t dare be open in their criticism, so that’s why this story is all whispers.

  2. Kristin Leigh:

    The pressure on Taylor Swift to cancel her performance was significant. Her fans did not want to see her supporting animal abuse.

  3. Jim Jefferies:

    This is just cancel culture, the guy shouldnt have been fired, its just a couple of things back in his history. Are we going to go through everyones history, or are we going to get rid of every sketch that Saturday Night Live has done that involved race ? WALLS OF JERICHO DRUMMER ARRESTED WITH OVER 630 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA While many comedians feel that cancel culture is unfair and unjust, there are some that feel its necessary and will help the art form grow. Caley Chase, daughter of legendary comic Chevy Chase and a standup comedian herself, spoke with The Los Angeles Times about how far comedians can go. There are some bad people out there, and there are some really [ bad ] things to say, she said. Theres a line. Did you hurt someone ? Thats the line. Another.

  4. Myron Rolle:

    I do not think it's safe to return right now, i think the NFL should delay the sport or cancel it this year to allow the wonderful women and men on the front lines to really get ahead of this pandemic and make it safe for everyone to come back to the sport.

  5. Al Baker:

    We will not cancel the A320neo order. Our relations with Airbus are very strong. We have full confidence in the neo programme but yes, we could cancel the entire Pratt & Whitney order.


Translations for cancel

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  • ألغى, إلغاءArabic
  • зачерквам, отменям, анулирам, съкращавам, задрасквамBulgarian
  • zrušit, stornovat, vyrušit, škrtnout, krátit, škrtatCzech
  • annullere, afbestille, stryge, forkorte, ophæve, aflyse, strege ud, stemple, aflysning, afbestilling, annullering, ophævningstegnDanish
  • ausstreichen, aufheben, annullieren, auslöschen, streichen, kürzen, entwerten, abstempeln, stornierenGerman
  • ακυρώνω, αντισταθμίζω, διαγράφω, ματαίωση, διαγραφή, ακύρωση, ακυρώσειGreek
  • nuligiEsperanto
  • cancelarSpanish
  • taandama, kustutama, tühistamaEstonian
  • لغو کردنPersian
  • poistaa, mitätöidä, supistaa, yliviivata, kumota, peruuttaaFinnish
  • mettre fin, résilier, compenser, se désabonner, éliminer, annuler, oblitérer, neutraliser, annulation, bécarreFrench
  • síogIrish
  • ביטלHebrew
  • रद्द करनाHindi
  • kihúz, visszavon, töröl, egyszerűsít, megszüntetiHungarian
  • չեղարկելArmenian
  • membatalkanIndonesian
  • filtrare, recidere, cassare, cancellare, eliminare, annullare, compensare, depennare, obliterare, neutralizzare, invalidare, cancellazione, annullamento, cassazione, spuntatoItalian
  • לבטלHebrew
  • キャンセル, 取り消すJapanese
  • გადახაზვა, გაბათილება, წაშლა, გაუქმება, ანულირება, შეკვეცაGeorgian
  • ರದ್ದುಗೊಳಿಸಿKannada
  • 취소Korean
  • cancelLatin
  • strykeNorwegian
  • doorhalen, annuleren, schrappenDutch
  • AvbrytNorwegian
  • skrócić, odwołać, anulować, skreślićPolish
  • invalidar, cancelar, neutralizar, riscar, eliminar, anular, anulaçãoPortuguese
  • anulaRomanian
  • погаша́ть, отсе́чь, аннули́ровать, сокраща́ть, зачёркивать, сократи́ть, зачеркну́ть, погаси́ть, отменя́ть, отсека́ть, отмени́ть, бека́р, отменитьRussian
  • stämpla, stryka, upphäva, förkorta, annullera, släcka ut, avbryta, ta ut, återställningstecken, avbokaSwedish
  • ghairiSwahili
  • ரத்துTamil
  • ยกเลิกThai
  • iptalTurkish
  • скасуватиUkrainian
  • hủyVietnamese
  • באָטל מאַכןYiddish
  • Chinese

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