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Definition 1: a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for cancel in the sense of this definition

(cancel is a kind of ...) (music) notation used by musicians

Definition 2: make invalid for use - [verb of communication]

Samples where cancel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cancel cheques or tickets

Synonyms for cancel in the sense of this definition

(cancel is a kind of ...) make underscoring marks

Definition 3: remove or make invisible - [verb of contact]

Samples where cancel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Please delete my name from your list

Synonyms for cancel in the sense of this definition

(cancel is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of cancel ) remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing

"Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!"

(... is a kind of cancel ) remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line

"Please strike this remark from the record" "scratch that remark"

Samples where cancel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Cancel the election results
  • strike down a law

Synonyms for cancel in the sense of this definition

(cancel is a kind of ...) declare to be

"She was declared incompetent" "judge held that the defendant was innocent"

(... is a kind of cancel ) cancel officially

"He revoked the ban on smoking" "lift an embargo" "vacate a death sentence"

(... is a kind of cancel ) release from (claims, debts, or taxes)

"The taxes were remitted"

(... is a kind of cancel ) cancel (a debt)

(... is a kind of cancel ) declare invalid

"The contract was annulled" "void a plea"

(... is a kind of cancel ) make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution

"The company recalled the product when it was found to be faulty"

Samples where cancel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Call off the engagement
  • cancel the dinner party
  • we had to scrub our vacation plans
  • scratch that meeting--the chair is ill

Synonyms for cancel in the sense of this definition

(cancel implies ...) make a schedule; plan the time and place for events

"I scheduled an exam for this afternoon"

Definition 6: make up for - [verb of stative]

Samples where cancel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His skills offset his opponent's superior strength

Synonyms for cancel in the sense of this definition

(cancel is a kind of ...) bring into balance or equilibrium

"She has to balance work and her domestic duties" "balance the two weights"

(... is a kind of cancel ) oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions

"This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"

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