Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cancel

5 senses of cancel

Sense 1
cancel, call off, scratch, scrub -- (postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled; "Call off the engagement"; "cancel the dinner party"; "we had to scrub our vacation plans"; "scratch that meeting--the chair is ill")

Sense 2
cancel, offset, set off -- (make up for; "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength")
       => balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise -- (bring into balance or equilibrium; "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights")

Sense 3
cancel, strike down -- (declare null and void; make ineffective; "Cancel the election results"; "strike down a law")
       => declare, adjudge, hold -- (declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent")

Sense 4
delete, cancel -- (remove or make invisible; "Please delete my name from your list")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 5
cancel, invalidate -- (make invalid for use; "cancel cheques or tickets")
       => score, mark -- (make underscoring marks)

Similarity of adj cancelled

1 sense of cancelled

Sense 1
off (vs. on), cancelled -- ((of events) no longer planned or scheduled; "the wedding is definitely off")

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