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Entry Word: cancel
Function: verb
Text: 1 to put an end to (something planned or previously agreed to) <please call to cancel your appointment with the dentist if you can't make it>
Synonyms abort, call, call off, drop, recall, repeal, rescind, revoke
Related Words abrogate, annul, invalidate, nullify, void, write off; recant, retract, take back, withdraw; countermand, reverse; end, halt, stop, terminate; give up, relinquish, surrender
Near Antonyms engage, pledge, promise; begin, commence, initiate, start; take on, take up, undertake
Antonyms continue, keep
2 to put an end to by formal action <the agreement can be canceled by either side with a formal written notice> -- see ABOLISH
3 to show (something written) to be no longer valid by drawing a cross over or a line through it <canceled the check and wrote a new one> -- see X OUT