invalidate, annul, quash, void, avoid, nullify(verb)
"The contract was annulled"; "void a plea"
ward off, empty, fend off, keep off, avoid, quash, keep down, neutralize, annul, overturn, lift, neutralise, head off, deflect, stave off, rescind, subjugate, evacuate, reduce, avert, vitiate, repeal, invalidate, debar, forefend, negate, forfend, reverse, obviate, revoke, vacate, subdue, cancel, void, countermand, repress
show to be invalid
neutralize, neutralise, nullify, negate(verb)
make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of
"Her optimism neutralizes his gloom"; "This action will negate the effect of my efforts"
to make legally invalid.
The contract has been nullified.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Abolish, to do away with, bring absolutely to an end, especially as something hostile, hindering, or harmful, was formerly used of persons and material objects, a usage now obsolete except in poetry or highly figurative speech. Abolish is now used of institutions, customs, and conditions, especially those wide-spread and long existing; as, to abolish slavery, ignorance, intemperance, poverty. A building that is burned to the ground is said to be destroyed by fire. Annihilate, as a philosophical term, signifies to put absolutely out of existence. As far as our knowledge goes, matter is never annihilated, but only changes its form. Some believe that the wicked will be annihilated. Abolish is not said of laws. There we use repeal, abrogate, nullify, etc.: repeal by the enacting body, nullify by revolutionary proceedings; a later statute abrogates, without formally repealing, any earlier law with which it conflicts. An appellate court may reverse or set aside the decision of an inferior court. Overthrow may be used in either a good or a bad sense; suppress is commonly in a good, subvert always in a bad sense; as, to subvert our liberties; to suppress a rebellion. The law prohibits what may never have existed; it abolishes an existing evil. We abate a nuisance, terminate a controversy. Compare CANCEL; DEMOLISH; EXTERMINATE.
abate, abolish, abrogate, annihilate, annul, destroy, end, end, eradicate, exterminate, extirpate, obliterate, overthrow, prohibit, remove, repeal, reverse, revoke, set aside, stamp out, subvert, supplant, suppress, terminate
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How to use nullify in a sentence?
Behavioral psychology shows that a person who speaks often about the importance of success and happiness in life seeks these things merely for oneself rather than anything for others. The people may nullify or ratify this observation from their personal experiences.
(Carter's) obviously a big cog in their framework and for us it's trying to nullify him, but also the other many threats that they have.
(It) is not only extremely frustrating but also is revealing of the lack of solid independence of the judiciary in Guatemala, which is clearly sensitive to political pressure, their record has been quite unimpressive particularly regarding efforts to nullify and stop the criminal prosecution of this dictator.
It is my opinion that these resolutions have no legal effect, it is my further opinion that localities and local constitutional officers cannot nullify state laws and must comply with gun violence prevention measures that the General Assembly may enact.
It is my further opinion that localities and local constitutional officers can not nullify state laws and must comply with gun violence prevention measures that Virginia General Assembly may enact.
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- abrogar, anular, casar, derogarSpanish
- بی اثر کردنPersian
- mitätöidä, estää, ehkäistäFinnish
- annullare, cassareItalian
- 取り消す, 破棄Japanese
- annuleren, vernietigenDutch
- ogiltigförklara, upphäva, omintetgöra, annulleraSwedish
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