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repeal

verb

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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

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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  • in 1933, Congress passed the 21st Amendment which repealed the Prohibition Amendment of 1919, thus making the sale, distribution, and use of alcohol legal once again

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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

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repeal

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of repeal (Entry 2 of 2)

1 the act of putting an end to something planned or previously agreed to
  • the long overdue repeal of laws prohibiting interracial marriage

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“Repeal.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/repeal. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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