Antonyms for cancel

Grammar : Verb
Spell : kan-suhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkæn səl

Definition of cancel

Origin :
  • late 14c., "cross out with lines," from Anglo-French canceler, from Latin cancellare "to make resemble a lattice," which in Late Latin took on a sense "cross out something written" by marking it with crossed lines, from cancelli, plural of cancellus "lattice, grating," diminutive of cancer "crossed bars, lattice," a variant of carcer "prison" (see incarceration). Figurative use, "to nullify an obligation" is from mid-15c. Related: Canceled (also cancelled); cancelling.
  • verb call off; erase
  • verb equal out
Example sentences :
  • I cancel the oath now, for the knowledge of it should survive his life and mine.
  • Extract from : « Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Nobody seems to know what to do, so they just sit down and cancel everything.
  • Extract from : « Changing Winds » by St. John G. Ervine
  • The money-order I am enclosing with this, will cancel the note, but not the many debts, I owe you.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani
  • If he can find me another tenant, whom I consider suitable, I may cancel the agreement.
  • Extract from : « Howards End » by E. M. Forster
  • Refuse us that, and you cancel the articles; cancel the articles, and you cancel our services with them.
  • Extract from : « Captain Blood » by Rafael Sabatini
  • If that be true, then I cannot understand how I am myself to cancel my own sin.
  • Extract from : « The Epistles of St. Peter and St. Jude Preached and Explained » by Martin Luther
  • I went to Frances and told her all about it, and offered to cancel the engagement.
  • Extract from : « The Wall Street Girl » by Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • M. Poirson did not hesitate to cancel her agreement (p. 365) with him.
  • Extract from : « Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 8 (of 8) » by Various
  • I never heard that a msalliance could cancel the ties of kindred.
  • Extract from : « Luttrell Of Arran » by Charles James Lever
  • He is willing to cancel the debt in another way:—the way you know.
  • Extract from : « The Genius » by Margaret Horton Potter

Synonyms for cancel

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