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repeal

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of repeal

  1. 1 the act of putting an end to something planned or previously agreed to the long overdue repeal of laws prohibiting interracial marriage Synonyms of repeal abandonment, abortion, calling, calling off, dropping, recall, recision, cancellation, rescission, revocationWords Related to repeal annulment, invalidation, neutralization, nullification, voidance; abolishment, abolition, ending, halting, stopping, termination; giving up, relinquishment, surrender; reversal, rollbackNear Antonyms of repeal beginning, commencement, initiation; engagement, undertakingAntonyms of repeal continuation

  2. 2 the doing away with something by formal action the repeal of Prohibition during Franklin D. Roosevelt's first term Synonyms of repeal abatement, abolishment, abrogation, annulment, avoidance, cancellation (also cancelation), defeasance, dissolution, invalidation, negation, nullification, quashing, abolition, rescindment, voidingWords Related to repeal abortion, calling off, recall; countermand, override, overruling, overturn, veto; retraction, reversal, revocation, suspension, withdrawal; banning, enjoining, forbiddance, outlawing, prohibition; disallowance, dismissal, rejection; elimination, eradication, erasure, liquidation, removalNear Antonyms of repeal enactment, legislation; establishment, founding, institution; formalization, legalization, legitimation, legitimization, validation; passing, ratification; approval, authorization, clearance, endorsement (also indorsement), permission, sanctioning; commandment, decreeing, mandating, ordering, prescription


repeal

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of repeal

  1. 1 to put an end to (something planned or previously agreed to) the company called the furniture store to repeal the order for six new desks Synonyms of repeal abandon, abort, call, call off, cry off, drop, recall, cancel, rescind, revoke, scrap, scrubWords Related to repeal 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, surrenderNear Antonyms of repeal engage, pledge, promise; begin, commence, initiate, start; take on, take up, undertakeAntonyms of repeal continue, keep

  2. 2 to put an end to by formal action in 1933, Congress passed the 21st Amendment which repealed the Prohibition Amendment of 1919, thus making the sale, distribution, and use of alcohol legal once again Synonyms of repeal abate, abrogate, annul, avoid, cancel, disannul, dissolve, invalidate, negate, null, nullify, quash, abolish, rescind, roll back, strike down, vacate, voidWords Related to repeal 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 repeal 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 solemnly or formally reject or go back on (as something formerly adhered to) if I find that you have been lying about this, I'll instantly repeal every promise I made to you Synonyms of repeal abnegate, forswear (also foreswear), recant, renege, renounce, abjure, repudiate, retract, take back, unsay, withdrawWords Related to repeal contradict, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, gainsay, negate, negative; abandon, bolt, forsake, give up, relinquish, spurn, surrender; controvert, disagree (with), disprove, dispute, rebut, refute; back down, back off, backtrack; disallow, recall, revokeNear Antonyms of repeal acknowledge, admit, affirm, assert, avow, claim, contend, declare, maintain, proclaim, profess, state, vouch, vow; back, confirm, defend, endorse (also indorse), espouse, maintain, support, uphold; accept, adopt, embraceAntonyms of repeal adhere (to)



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