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annul

an·nul

annul

 
pronunciation:
nuhl
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: annulled, annulling, annuls
definition 1: to make nonexistent or ineffective; cancel.
The poor nation's debt was annulled.
synonyms:
abolish, countermand, invalidate, nullify, rescind, revoke, void
antonyms:
restore
similar words:
abrogate, cancel, discontinue, negate, neutralize, overturn, remit, retract, reverse, supersede, terminate, undo, vitiate
definition 2: to remove the legal validity of.
After three days they had their marriage annulled.Due to extreme protest, the election was annulled.
synonyms:
abrogate, dissolve, nullify, quash, revoke
similar words:
abate, invalidate, remit, repeal, rescind, reverse, supersede, terminate, vitiate
derivation: annullable (adj.)
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The word annul contains the following part:
an-2 Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix an- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with the letter "n," such as "nul" and "not." See ad-.