Synonyms for cancelˈkæn səl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. natural, cancel(verb)

    a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat

    Synonyms:
    natural, cancel

  2. cancel, call off, scratch, scrub(verb)

    postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled

    Synonyms:
    itch, call off, scrape up, expunge, fret, strike down, strike, scour, chafe, come up, invalidate, grave, delete, excise, scratch, cancel, inscribe, call, engrave, scrub, scrape, fray, offset, scrub up, set off, scratch up, rub

  3. cancel, offset, set off(verb)

    make up for

    Synonyms:
    call off, spark, bring out, set forth, blow up, actuate, strike down, take off, trigger off, spark off, trip, stir up, invalidate, detonate, delete, start, countervail, scratch, touch off, cancel, trigger, set out, depart, scrub, instigate, activate, explode, offset, part, incite, set off, start out

  4. cancel, strike down(verb)

    declare null and void; make ineffective

    Synonyms:
    set off, scrub, cancel, drop, scratch, strike down, cut down, invalidate, fell, call off, delete, offset

  5. delete, cancel(verb)

    remove or make invisible

    Synonyms:
    set off, edit, invalidate, scrub, strike down, blue-pencil, cancel, erase, scratch, call off, delete, offset

  6. cancel, invalidate(verb)

    make invalid for use

    Synonyms:
    set off, void, nullify, vitiate, scrub, cancel, annul, avoid, scratch, strike down, quash, invalidate, call off, delete, offset

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. cancel

    Cancel, efface, erase, expunge, and obliterate have as their first meaning the removal of written characters or other forms of record. To cancel is, literally, to make a lattice by cross-lines, exactly our English cross out; to efface is to rub off, smooth away the face, as of an inscription; to erase is to scratch out, commonly for the purpose of writing something else in the same space; to expunge, is to punch out with some sharp instrument, so as to show that the words are no longer part of the writing; to obliterate is to cover over or remove, as a letter, as was done by reversing the Roman stylus, and rubbing out with the rounded end what had been written with the point on the waxen tablet. What has been canceled, erased, expunged, may perhaps still be traced; what is obliterated is gone forever, as if it had never been. In many establishments, when a debt is discharged by payment, the record is canceled. The figurative use of the words keeps close to the primary sense. Compare ABOLISH.

    Synonyms:
    abolish, abrogate, annul, blot out, cross off, cross out, discharge, efface, erase, expunge, make void, nullify, obliterate, quash, remove, repeal, rescind, revoke, rub off, rub out, scratch out, vacate

    Antonyms:
    approve, confirm, enact, enforce, establish, maintain, perpetuate, record, reenact, sustain, uphold, write

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