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can·cel

cancel

 
 
pronunciation:
kaen sl
part of speech: verb
inflections: canceled, canceling, cancels
definition 1: to decide not to do; call off.
She canceled her doctor's appointment because she couldn't get a ride there.
synonyms:
call off
similar words:
drop, eliminate, terminate
definition 2: to mark, cross out, or change to keep from being used again.
The bank cancels checks.The post office cancels stamps.
similar words:
cross off, cross out, delete, edit, erase
derivation: canceler (n.)