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can·cel

 (kăn′səl)
v. can·celed, can·cel·ing, can·cels also can·celled or can·cel·ling
v.tr.
1.
a. To annul or invalidate: cancel a credit card.
b. To decide or announce that (a planned or scheduled event) will not take place, especially with no intention of holding it at a later time: cancel a picnic; cancel a soccer game.
2.
a. To cross out with lines or other markings. See Synonyms at erase.
b. To mark or perforate (a postage stamp or check, for example) to indicate that it may not be used again.
3. To neutralize or equalize; offset: Today's decline in stock price canceled out yesterday's gain.
4. Mathematics
a. To remove (a common factor) from the numerator and denominator of a fractional expression.
b. To remove (a common factor or term) from both sides of an equation or inequality.
v.intr.
To neutralize one another; counterbalance: two opposing forces that canceled out.
n.
The act or an instance of canceling; a cancellation.

[Middle English cancellen, from Old French canceller, from Latin cancellāre, to cross out, from cancellus, lattice, diminutive of cancer, lattice.]

can′cel·a·ble adj.
can′cel·er n.

cancel

(ˈkænsəl)
vb (mainly tr) , -cels, -celling or -celled, -cels, -celing or -celed
1. to order (something already arranged, such as a meeting or event) to be postponed indefinitely; call off
2. to revoke or annul: the order for the new television set was cancelled.
3. to delete (writing, numbers, etc); cross out: he cancelled his name and substituted hers.
4. to mark (a cheque, postage stamp, ticket, etc) with an official stamp or by a perforation to prevent further use
5. (usually foll by: out) to counterbalance; make up for (a deficiency, etc): his generosity cancelled out his past unkindness.
6. (Banking & Finance)
a. to close (an account) by discharging any outstanding debts
b. (sometimes foll by out) accounting to eliminate (a debit or credit) by making an offsetting entry on the opposite side of the account
7. (Commerce)
a. to close (an account) by discharging any outstanding debts
b. (sometimes foll by out) accounting to eliminate (a debit or credit) by making an offsetting entry on the opposite side of the account
8. (Mathematics) maths
a. to eliminate (numbers, quantities, or terms) as common factors from both the numerator and denominator of a fraction or as equal terms from opposite sides of an equation
b. (intr) to be able to be eliminated in this way
n
9. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a new leaf or section of a book replacing a defective one, one containing errors, or one that has been omitted
10. a less common word for cancellation
11. (Music, other) music a US word for natural20
[C14: from Old French canceller, from Medieval Latin cancellāre, from Late Latin: to strike out, make like a lattice, from Latin cancellī lattice, grating]
ˈcanceller, ˈcanceler n

can•cel

(ˈkæn səl)

v. -celed, -cel•ing (esp. Brit.) -celled, -cel•ling, v.t.
1. to make void; revoke; annul.
2. to decide or announce that (a planned event) will not take place; call off.
3. to mark or perforate (a postage stamp, admission ticket, etc.) so as to render invalid for reuse.
4. to neutralize; counterbalance; compensate for: His sincere apology canceled his sarcastic remark.
5. to eliminate by striking out a factor common to both the denominator and numerator of a fraction, equivalent terms on opposite sides of an equation, etc.
6. to cross out (words, letters, etc.) by drawing a line over the item.
v.i.
7. to counterbalance or compensate for one another; become neutralized.
8. (of common factors in fractions, equations, etc.) to be equivalent; allow cancellation.
n.
9. an act of canceling.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin cancellāre to cross out, Latin: to make like a lattice, v. derivative of cancellī, diminutive of cancrī grating (see castle), pl. of cancer, appar. dissimilated form of carcer prison]
can′cel•a•ble; esp. Brit., can′cel•la•ble, adj.
can′cel•er; esp. Brit., can′cel•ler, n.

cancel

In artillery and naval gunfire support, the term, "cancel," when coupled with a previous order, other than an order for a quantity or type of ammunition, rescinds that order.

delay

cancelpostponeput off
1. 'delay'

If you delay doing something, you do it at a later time.

The government delayed granting passports to them until a week before their departure.
Try and persuade them to delay some of the changes.

If a plane, train, ship, or bus is delayed, it is prevented from leaving or arriving on time.

The coach was delayed for about five hours.
The flight has been delayed one hour, due to weather conditions.
2. 'cancel'

If you cancel something that was arranged, you decide officially that it will not take place.

The Russian foreign minister has cancelled his trip to Washington.
Over 80 flights were cancelled because of bad weather.
3. 'postpone' and 'put off'

If you postpone or put off an event, you arrange for it to take place at a later time than was originally planned. Postpone is more formal than put off.

The crew did not know that the invasion had been postponed.
This is not a decision that can be put off much longer.
The Association has put the event off until October.

cancel


Past participle: cancelled
Gerund: cancelling

Imperative
cancel
cancel
Present
I cancel
you cancel
he/she/it cancels
we cancel
you cancel
they cancel
Preterite
I cancelled
you cancelled
he/she/it cancelled
we cancelled
you cancelled
they cancelled
Present Continuous
I am cancelling
you are cancelling
he/she/it is cancelling
we are cancelling
you are cancelling
they are cancelling
Present Perfect
I have cancelled
you have cancelled
he/she/it has cancelled
we have cancelled
you have cancelled
they have cancelled
Past Continuous
I was cancelling
you were cancelling
he/she/it was cancelling
we were cancelling
you were cancelling
they were cancelling
Past Perfect
I had cancelled
you had cancelled
he/she/it had cancelled
we had cancelled
you had cancelled
they had cancelled
Future
I will cancel
you will cancel
he/she/it will cancel
we will cancel
you will cancel
they will cancel
Future Perfect
I will have cancelled
you will have cancelled
he/she/it will have cancelled
we will have cancelled
you will have cancelled
they will have cancelled
Future Continuous
I will be cancelling
you will be cancelling
he/she/it will be cancelling
we will be cancelling
you will be cancelling
they will be cancelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cancelling
you have been cancelling
he/she/it has been cancelling
we have been cancelling
you have been cancelling
they have been cancelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cancelling
you will have been cancelling
he/she/it will have been cancelling
we will have been cancelling
you will have been cancelling
they will have been cancelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cancelling
you had been cancelling
he/she/it had been cancelling
we had been cancelling
you had been cancelling
they had been cancelling
Conditional
I would cancel
you would cancel
he/she/it would cancel
we would cancel
you would cancel
they would cancel
Past Conditional
I would have cancelled
you would have cancelled
he/she/it would have cancelled
we would have cancelled
you would have cancelled
they would have cancelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cancel - a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
musical notation - (music) notation used by musicians
Verb1.cancel - 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"
2.cancel - make up for; "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"
countervail, neutralize, counteract, counterbalance - oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions; "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"
balance, equilibrise, equilibrize, equilibrate - bring into balance or equilibrium; "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights"
3.cancel - declare null and voidcancel - declare null and void; make ineffective; "Cancel the election results"; "strike down a law"
countermand, repeal, rescind, revoke, annul, vacate, reverse, overturn, lift - cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
adjudge, declare, hold - declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent"
remit - release from (claims, debts, or taxes); "The taxes were remitted"
write off - cancel (a debt)
annul, invalidate, nullify, void, quash, avoid - declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "void a plea"
recall - make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution; "The company recalled the product when it was found to be faulty"
4.cancel - remove or make invisible; "Please delete my name from your list"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - 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"
rub out, score out, wipe off, erase, efface - remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing; "Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!"
excise, expunge, scratch, strike - remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark"
5.cancel - make invalid for use; "cancel cheques or tickets"
score, mark - make underscoring marks

cancel

verb
1. call off, drop, abandon, scrap, scratch, put off, forget about, abort, put on ice, countermand The foreign minister has cancelled his visit to Washington.
2. annul, abolish, repeal, abort, quash, do away with, revoke, repudiate, rescind, obviate, abrogate, countermand, eliminate Her insurance had been cancelled by the company.
cancel something out counterbalance, offset, make up for, compensate for, redeem, neutralize, nullify, obviate, balance out These two opposing factors tend to cancel each other out.

cancel

verb
1. To remove or invalidate by or as if by running a line through or wiping clean:
annul, blot (out), cross (off or out), delete, efface, erase, expunge, obliterate, rub (out), scratch (out), strike (out), undo, wipe (out), x (out).
Law: vacate.
2. To put an end to, especially formally and with authority:
3. To decide not to go ahead with (something previously arranged):
Slang: scratch, scrub.
4. To make ineffective by applying an opposite force or amount:
Translations
الغىيَخْتِمُ بالبَريديُلْغييُلْغِييُلْغي شيكا
zrušitstornovatanulovatrazítkovat
aflyseannullereforkorteophævestemple
kustutamataandamatühistama
kumotamitätöidäperuuttaayliviivata
לבטל
otkazati
nem fizet
ógildapóststimpla
取り消す
...을 취소하다
antspauduotiatšaukimaslikviduotinutraukimas
anulētatceltdzēst
pečiatkovaťstornovať
odpovedati
annulleraåterställningsteckenavbokaavbrytaförkorta
ยกเลิก
iptal etmeküstünü çizmekdamgalamak
hủy bỏ

cancel

[ˈkænsəl] (cancelled (canceled)) (US) (pt) (pp)
A. VT
1. [+ reservation, taxi] → anular, cancelar; [+ room] → anular la reserva de; [+ holiday, party, plans] → suspender; [+ flight, train, performance] → suspender, cancelar; [+ order, contract] → anular; [+ permission etc] → retirar (Aut) [+ indicator] → quitar
2. (= mark, frank) [+ stamp] → matar; [+ cheque] → anular
3. (= delete) [+ name, word] → borrar, suprimir
4. (Math) → anular
B. VI [tourist etc] → cancelar la reserva/el vuelo
C. CPD cancel key Ntecla f de anulación
cancel out
A. VT + ADV (Math) → anular (fig) → contrarrestar, compensar
they cancel each other out (Math) → se anulan mutuamente (fig) → se contrarrestan, una cosa compensa la otra
the disadvantages cancel out the benefitslas desventajas anulan los beneficios
the reduction in noise would be cancelled out by the extra trafficla reducción del ruido se vería neutralizada or contrarrestada por el tráfico adicional
B. VI + ADV (Math) → anularse

cancel

[ˈkænsəl] vt
[+ match, reservation, booking, order] → annuler
The match was cancelled → Le match a été annulé.
[+ train] → supprimer
[+ party, appointment] → décommander
(= cross out) [+ document] → barrer, rayer
[+ stamp] → oblitérer
[+ cheque] → faire opposition à
cancel out
vt sep [+ benefit] → annuler
to cancel each other out → s'annuler
They cancel each other out → Ils s'annulent.

cancel

vt
(= call off)absagen; (officially) → stornieren; plansaufgeben, fallen lassen; train, busstreichen; the last train has been cancelled (Brit) or canceled (US) → der letzte Zug fällt aus
(= revoke, annul)rückgängig machen; command, invitation alsozurücknehmen; contract also(auf)lösen; debtstreichen; order for goodsstornieren; magazine subscriptionkündigen; decreeaufheben; (Comput) programabbrechen; no, cancel that (in dictation etc) → nein, streichen Sie das
(= frank) stamp, ticket, chequeentwerten, ungültig machen
(Math) → kürzen; this X cancels that onedieses X hebt das X auf
vi (= revoke commercial order, contract)stornieren; (= call off appointment, holiday)absagen

cancel

[ˈkænsl] vt
a. (call off, holiday, booking) → cancellare, annullare, disdire; (meeting, event) → cancellare, sospendere; (train) → sopprimere; (annul, order, contract) → annullare
b. (obliterate, name) → cancellare, radiare; (stamp) → timbrare, annullare; (cheque) → annullare
c. (Math) (figures) → semplificare
cancel out
1. vt + adv (Math) → semplificare (fig) → annullare
they cancel each other out (also) (fig) → si annullano a vicenda
2. vi + adv (Math) → semplificarsi

cancel

(ˈkӕnsəl) past tense past participle ˈcancelled , (American) ˈcanceled verb
1. to decide or announce that (something already arranged etc) will not be done etc. He cancelled his appointment.
2. to mark (stamps) with a postmark.
3. to stop payment of (a cheque, subscription etc).
ˌcancelˈlation noun
cancel out
to undo the effect of. We don't want our profits to be cancelled out by extra expenses.

cancel

يُلْغِي zrušit aflyse absagen ακυρώνω cancelar peruuttaa annuler otkazati annullare 取り消す ...을 취소하다 annuleren avbryte odwołać cancelar отменять avboka ยกเลิก iptal etmek hủy bỏ 取消

cancel

v. cancelar, suprimir.

cancel

vt (pret & pp -celed o -celled; ger -celing o -celling) cancelar
References in classic literature ?
Indeed, sir,' said I, 'her affairs are so changed, that I wished to ask you whether it would be possible - at a sacrifice on our part of some portion of the premium, of course,' I put in this, on the spur of the moment, warned by the blank expression of his face - 'to cancel my articles?
You would not object to cancel his indentures, at his request and for his good?
They all came up and congratulated him on having found Dapple, Don Quixote especially, who told him that notwithstanding this he would not cancel the order for the three ass-colts, for which Sancho thanked him.
They who make laws may, without doubt, amend or repeal them; and it will not be disputed that they who make treaties may alter or cancel them; but still let us not forget that treaties are made, not by only one of the contracting parties, but by both; and consequently, that as the consent of both was essential to their formation at first, so must it ever afterwards be to alter or cancel them.
But on this question one cannot speak generally, for it varies so much with the individual; I will only say this, that those men who at the commencement of a princedom have been hostile, if they are of a description to need assistance to support themselves, can always be gained over with the greatest ease, and they will be tightly held to serve the prince with fidelity, inasmuch as they know it to be very necessary for them to cancel by deeds the bad impression which he had formed of them; and thus the prince always extracts more profit from them than from those who, serving him in too much security, may neglect his affairs.
Moreover, they cancel one another; for if there is no double it follows that there is no half, and vice versa; this rule also applies to all such correlatives.
After a lapse of half a century, he is writing this paragraph with a pain that would induce him to cancel it, were it not still more painful to have it believed that one whom he regarded with a reverence that surpassed the love of a brother was converted by him into the heroine of a work of fiction.
In that case," said the little man, gravely, "I will cancel all of my engagements before the crowned heads of Europe and America and devote myself to the people of Oz, for I love you all so well that I can deny you nothing.
You must cancel my engagements for two days, Aynesworth," he said.
Either I should cancel our partnership agreement and go away, leaving you to get another chaperone to chaperone your chaperone; or else I'd take the old hen out in the whale-boat and drown her.
It was a panic, short-lived, it was true, but sharp enough while it lasted to make him remember Holdsworthy and the brick-yard, and to impel him to cancel all buying orders while he rushed to a telephone.
Malaria still festered in me and put me on my back in shivering delirium at the most unexpected moments, compelling me to cancel a double lecture tour which had been arranged.