cannot

auxiliary verb can·not \ ˈka-(ˌ)nät ; kə-ˈnät , ka-ˈ \
: can not
cannot but or cannot help but or less commonly cannot help
: to be unable to do otherwise than
  • we cannot but wonder why
  • I cannot help feeling sorry for them.

First Known Use of cannot

15th century

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cannot

can·not \ ˈka-ˌnät , kə-ˈnät \
: can not
  • We cannot attend the party.


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