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1. cancel

verb. ['ˈkænsəl'] postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled.

Synonyms

  • scrub
  • schedule
  • call off

Antonyms

  • exclude
  • start
  • let
  • uncover

Etymology

  • cancelli (Latin)
  • cancer (Latin)

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Rhymes with Cancel

  • stansell
  • stansel
  • vancil
  • mansell
  • mansel
  • hansell
  • hansel

How do you pronounce cancel?

Pronounce cancel as ˈkænsəl.

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Sentences with cancel


1. Verb, base form
The beneficiaries of the agreement have the power to cancel the agreement at any time they choose.

2. Noun, singular or mass
At the end of the process, the court will discharge, or cancel, your debts.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
All numbers are laid out so that their units cancel, leaving the desired number in correct units.

Quotes about cancel


1. I find humor to be the most attractive characteristic, but I certainly won't cancel anything out, considering when you love someone you love someone, and sometimes you just can't explain it.
- Zoey Deutch

2. The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor WitShall lure it back to cancel half a Line,Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
- Omar Khayyám

3. Tomorrow I was supposed to have a meeting with a salesperson, who happened to be Orafoura. But something came up, so I called him and said, “I’m sorry to tell you this, but I have to cancel tomorrow.” To which he replied, “Cancel tomorrow! Who do you think you are, God?
- Jarod Kintz, This is the story my great-grandfather told my father, who then told my grandfather, who then told me about how The Mythical Mr. Boo, Charles Manseur Fizzlebush Grissham III, better known as Mr. Fizzlebush, and Orafoura are all in fact me...

2. cancel

noun. ['ˈkænsəl'] a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat.

Synonyms

  • musical notation

Antonyms

  • rise
  • forget

Etymology

  • cancelli (Latin)
  • cancer (Latin)

3. cancel

verb. ['ˈkænsəl'] remove or make invisible.

Synonyms

  • expunge
  • strike
  • scratch
  • delete
  • erase
  • remove
  • score out
  • wipe off
  • excise
  • withdraw
  • rub out
  • take
  • take away

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • enable
  • disagree
  • lose

Etymology

  • cancelli (Latin)
  • cancer (Latin)

4. cancel

verb. ['ˈkænsəl'] make invalid for use.

Synonyms

  • score
  • mark

Antonyms

  • deny
  • appreciate
  • confront

Etymology

  • cancelli (Latin)
  • cancer (Latin)

5. cancel

verb. ['ˈkænsəl'] declare null and void; make ineffective.

Synonyms

  • recall
  • overturn
  • adjudge
  • write off
  • avoid
  • hold
  • lift
  • reverse
  • repeal
  • quash
  • countermand
  • invalidate
  • void
  • annul
  • revoke
  • remit
  • nullify
  • vacate
  • declare
  • rescind

Antonyms

  • validate
  • discontinue
  • let go of
  • defy

Etymology

  • cancelli (Latin)
  • cancer (Latin)

6. cancel

verb. ['ˈkænsəl'] make up for.

Synonyms

  • equilibrize
  • equilibrise
  • equilibrate
  • neutralize
  • set off
  • counterbalance
  • counteract
  • countervail
  • offset

Antonyms

  • fall
  • lower
  • stay in place
  • worsen

Etymology

  • cancelli (Latin)
  • cancer (Latin)
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