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rescind

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rescind

  1. 1 to put an end to (something planned or previously agreed to) the library refused to rescind its decision to include the controversial book in its collection Synonyms of rescind abandon, abort, call, call off, cry off, drop, recall, repeal, cancel, revoke, scrap, scrubWords Related to rescind 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 rescind engage, pledge, promise; begin, commence, initiate, start; take on, take up, undertakeAntonyms of rescind continue, keep

  2. 2 to put an end to by formal action the new mayor vowed not to seek to rescind existing laws prohibiting smoking in the city's public places Synonyms of rescind abate, abrogate, annul, avoid, cancel, disannul, dissolve, invalidate, negate, null, nullify, quash, repeal, abolish, roll back, strike down, vacate, voidWords Related to rescind 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 rescind 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



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