What are some alternative words for cancel?

Synonyms for cancel
ˈkæn səl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. natural, cancel(verb)

    a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat

    Synonyms:
    natural

  2. cancel, call off, scratch, scrub(verb)

    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 off(verb)

    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 down(verb)

    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, cancel(verb)

    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, invalidate(verb)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cancel(v. a.)

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

  2. cancel(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cancel(v)

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

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

How to pronounce cancel?

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How to say cancel in sign language?

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How to use cancel in a sentence?

  1. Dennis Santiago:

    The thing is, technology is amoral; anyone can use it, cancel culture is merely another form of an advertising campaign that is using these platforms for destructive versus constructive purposes.

  2. Andreas Andreadis:

    As summer season begins, we are prepared to ensure tourists safety and enjoyment, above all, I am not concerned so no one should cancel their vacation.

  3. Elizabeth Economy:

    It really speaks to the depth of the Chinese concern in their economies and their desire to get the US-China relationship back on a more even keel, at any other time, if The Chinese were feeling more confident, if they were feeling Elizabeth Economy were more robust, the response would have been to cancel any pledges they made. This company is a national champion, and the daughter of the founder, who is the CFO, it doesn't get any tighter with the leadership of the elite than this.

  4. Jessica Thon-Ralph:

    We don't want to panic and cancel everything when it is so fresh, but it is definitely on our minds, the worst thing we can do is to live in fear, that will give 'them' what they want, right? But, we have to be smart for the sake of our family.

  5. Sergio Gor:

    After testing positive, Kimberly was immediately isolated to limit any exposure, she's doing well, and will be retested to ensure the diagnosis is correct since she's asymptomatic but as a precaution will cancel all upcoming events. Donald Trump Jr was tested negative, but as a precaution is also self isolating and is canceling all public events.


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
  • cancelarSpanish
  • taandama, kustutama, tühistamaEstonian
  • 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
  • 취소Korean
  • cancelLatin
  • strykeNorwegian
  • doorhalen, annuleren, schrappenDutch
  • 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
  • Chinese

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