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can·not \ˈka-(ˌ)nät; kə-ˈnät, ka-ˈ\

Definition of cannot

  1. :  can not

cannot but

or

cannot help but

or less commonly

cannot help

  1. :  to be unable to do otherwise than <we cannot but wonder why> <I cannot help feeling sorry for them.>

15th Century

First Known Use of cannot

15th century



CANNOT Defined for Kids

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can·not \ˈka-ˌnät, kə-ˈnät\

Definition of cannot for Students

  1. :  can not <We cannot attend the party.>



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