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English noun: repeal

1. repeal (act) the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation

Synonymsabrogation, annulment

Broader (hypernym)cancellation

Narrower (hyponym)derogation, recall, revocation, vacation

English verb: repeal

1. repeal (communication) cancel officially

SamplesHe revoked the ban on smoking.
Lift an embargo.
Vacate a death sentence.

Synonymsannul, countermand, lift, overturn, rescind, reverse, revoke, vacate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cancel, strike down

Narrower (hyponym)go back on, renege, renege on, renegue on

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