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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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