Thesaurus

cancel

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of cancel

  1. 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 of cancel abandon, abort, call, call off, cry off, drop, recall, repeal, rescind, revoke, scrap, scrub Words Related to cancel abrogate, annul, invalidate, nullify, void, write off; recant, retract, take back, withdraw; countermand, reverse, roll back; break off, discontinue, end, halt, stop, terminate; hold back, interrupt, suspend; give up, relinquish, surrender Near Antonyms of cancel engage, pledge, promise; begin, commence, initiate, start; take on, take up, undertake Antonyms of cancel continue, keep

  2. 2 to put an end to by formal action the agreement can be canceled by either side with a formal written notice Synonyms of cancel abate, abrogate, annul, avoid, abolish, disannul, dissolve, invalidate, negate, null, nullify, quash, repeal, rescind, roll back, strike down, vacate, voidWords Related to cancel countermand, override, overrule, overturn, veto; abort, call, call off, drop, recall, retract, reverse, revoke, suspend, withdraw; ban, enjoin, forbid, outlaw, prohibit; disallow, dismiss, reject; annihilate, break down, eliminate, eradicate, erase, liquidate, remove, throw out, write offNear Antonyms of cancel enact, lay down, legislate; establish, found, institute; formalize, legalize, legitimate, legitimize, validate; pass, ratify; allow, approve, authorize, clear, endorse (also indorse), permit, sanction, warrant; command, decree, mandate, order, prescribe

  3. 3 to show (something written) to be no longer valid by drawing a cross over or a line through it canceled the check and wrote a new one Synonyms of cancel blue-pencil, x, cross (out), dele, delete, edit (out), elide, kill, scratch (out), strike (out), stroke (out)Words Related to cancel blot out, efface, eradicate, erase, expunge, obliterate, root (out), rub out, wipe out; bleep, blip, clip, cut, excise, remove; bowdlerize, censor, clean (up), expurgate, launder, redact, red-pencil; abbreviate, crop, shorten; black out, repress, silence, suppressNear Antonyms of cancel stet

  4. 4 to destroy all traces of it seemed as though all honor and decency had been canceled by the war's new moral order Synonyms of cancel abolish, black out, blot out, annihilate, clean (up), efface, eradicate, erase, expunge, exterminate, extirpate, liquidate, obliterate, root (out), rub out, snuff (out), stamp (out), sweep (away), wipe outWords Related to cancel decimate, demolish, destroy, devastate, ravage; dismantle, flatten, mow (down), raze, tear down; ruin, total, waste, wreck; blast, blow up, dash, dynamite, smash; atomize, consume, devour, dissolve, fragment, powder, pulverize, shatter, splinter; doom, finish, kill, kill off, terminate, zap; annihilate, cut, discard, ditch, eject, excise, expel, jettison, oust, throw outNear Antonyms of cancel conserve, preserve, protect, save; build, construct, create, fabricate, fashion, forge, form, frame, make, manufacture, shape; fix, mend, patch, rebuild, recondition, reconstruct, renew, renovate, repair, restore, revamp



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