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English noun: countermand

1. countermand (communication) a contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command


Broader (hypernym)bid, bidding, command, dictation


English verb: countermand

1. countermand (communication) cancel officially


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


Synonymsannul, lift, overturn, repeal, 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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