disinvite

verb
dis·in·vite | \ (ˌ)dis-in-ˈvīt \

Definition of disinvite 

transitive verb

: to withdraw an invitation to

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In 2016 the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education recorded 43 attempts to disinvite speakers from campus. Emily Esfahani Smith, WSJ, "A Movement Rises to Take Back Higher Education," 17 June 2018 On Monday night, Fox News misrepresented that action while reporting on Trump's decision to disinvite the team from the White House. Eugene Scott, Washington Post, "Fox News’s kneeling error and the role of prayer and faith in NFL protests," 5 June 2018 The White House issued a statement Tuesday, further elaborating on the decision to disinvite the Eagles from their visit that was scheduled for Tuesday. Khadrice Rollins, SI.com, "White House Statement: 'Vast Majority of the Eagles Team Decided to Abandon Their Fans'," 5 June 2018 Brennan specifically asked the official if the past few days of trade tension with China, as well as the decision yesterday by the U.S. to disinvite China from military exercises had accounted for the shift. CBS News, "Here's why Trump canceled the North Korea summit," 24 May 2018 When the Penguins visited the White House last year, Trump used them as a weapon against the Golden State Warriors, whose outspoken reticence to visit the White House caused Trump to disinvite them. Marcus Hayes, Philly.com, "Jeffrey Lurie has to take the Eagles to the White House, but anti-Trump players should decline | Marcus Hayes," 20 May 2018 When an elite college refuses to disinvite a speaker, as Middlebury did with regard to Charles Murray, the resulting violence left a professor in a neck-brace. WSJ, "Notable & Quotable: The Paradox of ‘Privilege’," 28 Mar. 2018 Nationally, the trend of inviting the most divisive possible speakers and then waiting for the apparently sought-after pressure to disinvite them has become a dispiriting ritual. The Kansas City Star Editorial Board, kansascity, "Do Kansas college campuses really need free-speech zones? | The Kansas City Star," 6 Mar. 2018 The Peruvian government announced its decision to disinvite Maduro Tuesday night at the end of a meeting of the Lima Group, a coalition of mostly Latin American nations plus Canada that seek to stabilize Venezuela. Antonio Maria Delgado, miamiherald, "Venezuela’s Maduro was dis-invited to the Americas Summit but says he’s going anyway," 15 Feb. 2018

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1580, in the meaning defined above

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