to stop (something that has been arranged) from taking placeThe foreign minister has cancelled his visit to Washington.
Her insurance had been cancelled by the company.
The marriage was annulled last month.
They voted to abolish the death penalty.
The government has just repealed that law.
The Appeal Court has quashed the convictions.
The government revoked his licence.
They had repudiated her contract.
You will rescind that order immediately.
The next prime minister could abrogate the treaty.
I can't countermand her orders.
The Act has not eliminated discrimination in employment.
to mark (a cheque or stamp) with an official stamp to prevent further use
They are desperate to erase the memory of their defeat.
He deleted files from the computer system.
I would like to obliterate the memory of what just occurred.
efface, , ,
an attempt to efface the memory of their previous failures
The experience was something he had tried to expunge from his memory.
See cancel something out
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in the sense of abolish
to do away with (laws, regulations, or customs)They voted to abolish the death penalty.
do away with,
get rid of,
put an end to,
bring to an end,
kennet (Australian, slang),
jeff (Australian, slang)
in the sense of abort
to end a plan or process before completionThe take-off was aborted.
in the sense of abrogate
to cancel (a law or an agreement) formallyThe next prime minister could abrogate the treaty.
Video: pronunciation of 'cancel'
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