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can·cel

cancel

 
pronunciation:
kaen sl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: canceled, canceling, cancels
definition 1: to do away with, nullify, or eliminate, as an appointment or reservation.
Tonight's performance has been canceled.He canceled his subscription to the news magazine.We had to cancel our vacation plans.She called the restaurant to cancel their reservations.
synonyms:
call off, scrub
similar words:
abolish, abort, abrogate, annul, blot out, dispense with, drop, eliminate, jettison, nullify, overturn, remit, rescind, retract, revoke, terminate, void
definition 2: to mark or otherwise alter (a check, stamp, or the like) so as to prevent reuse.
Each check is canceled by the bank.
synonyms:
invalidate, nullify, void
similar words:
annul, blue-pencil, cross off, cross out, dele, delete, edit, erase, expunge
definition 3: to make up for or offset.
Her awful manners cancel her attractive appearance.
synonyms:
compensate for, counteract, counterbalance, counterpoise, negative, offset
similar words:
annul, countercheck, frustrate, neutralize, nullify
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: of two factors, to compensate for or neutralize one another (often fol. by out).
Her income and expenses exactly cancel out.
synonyms:
compensate, counterbalance, countervail
similar words:
neutralize
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act or result of canceling.
The hotel received numerous cancels due to the weather.
synonyms:
cancellation
similar words:
deletion, omission
derivation: canceler (n.)