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nul·li·fy

 (nŭl′ə-fī′)
tr.v. nul·li·fied, nul·li·fy·ing, nul·li·fies
1. To make null; invalidate.
2. To counteract the force or effectiveness of.

[Latin nūllificāre, to despise : nūllus, none; see ne in Indo-European roots + -ficāre, -fy.]

nullify

(ˈnʌlɪˌfaɪ)
vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
1. (Law) to render legally void or of no effect
2. to render ineffective or useless; cancel out
[C16: from Late Latin nullificāre to despise, from Latin nullus of no account + facere to make]
ˌnullifiˈcation n
ˈnulliˌfier n

nul•li•fy

(ˈnʌl əˌfaɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to render or declare legally void: to nullify a contract.
2. to deprive (something) of value or effectiveness; annul; invalidate.
[1585–95; < Late Latin nūllificāre to despise = Latin nūll(us) not any, no (see null) + -i- -i- + -ficāre -fy]
nul′li•fi`er, n.

nullify


Past participle: nullified
Gerund: nullifying

Imperative
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Present
I nullify
you nullify
he/she/it nullifies
we nullify
you nullify
they nullify
Preterite
I nullified
you nullified
he/she/it nullified
we nullified
you nullified
they nullified
Present Continuous
I am nullifying
you are nullifying
he/she/it is nullifying
we are nullifying
you are nullifying
they are nullifying
Present Perfect
I have nullified
you have nullified
he/she/it has nullified
we have nullified
you have nullified
they have nullified
Past Continuous
I was nullifying
you were nullifying
he/she/it was nullifying
we were nullifying
you were nullifying
they were nullifying
Past Perfect
I had nullified
you had nullified
he/she/it had nullified
we had nullified
you had nullified
they had nullified
Future
I will nullify
you will nullify
he/she/it will nullify
we will nullify
you will nullify
they will nullify
Future Perfect
I will have nullified
you will have nullified
he/she/it will have nullified
we will have nullified
you will have nullified
they will have nullified
Future Continuous
I will be nullifying
you will be nullifying
he/she/it will be nullifying
we will be nullifying
you will be nullifying
they will be nullifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been nullifying
you have been nullifying
he/she/it has been nullifying
we have been nullifying
you have been nullifying
they have been nullifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been nullifying
you will have been nullifying
he/she/it will have been nullifying
we will have been nullifying
you will have been nullifying
they will have been nullifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been nullifying
you had been nullifying
he/she/it had been nullifying
we had been nullifying
you had been nullifying
they had been nullifying
Conditional
I would nullify
you would nullify
he/she/it would nullify
we would nullify
you would nullify
they would nullify
Past Conditional
I would have nullified
you would have nullified
he/she/it would have nullified
we would have nullified
you would have nullified
they would have nullified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.nullify - declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "void a plea"
strike down, cancel - declare null and void; make ineffective; "Cancel the election results"; "strike down a law"
break - invalidate by judicial action; "The will was broken"
stet - printing: cancel, as of a correction or deletion
2.nullify - show to be invalid
negate, contradict - prove negative; show to be false
3.nullify - make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of; "Her optimism neutralizes his gloom"; "This action will negate the effect of my efforts"
weaken - lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body"

nullify

verb invalidate, quash, revoke, render null and void, abolish, void, repeal, rescind, annul, abrogate He used his broad executive powers to nullify decisions by local government.
invalidate authorize, confirm, endorse, ratify, validate

nullify

verb
1. To put an end to, especially formally and with authority:
2. To make ineffective by applying an opposite force or amount:
Translations

nullify

[ˈnʌlɪfaɪ] VTanular, invalidar

nullify

[ˈnʌlɪfaɪ] vtinvalider

nullify

vtannullieren, für (null und) nichtig erklären

nullify

[ˈnʌlɪˌfaɪ] vtannullare
References in classic literature ?
I confess, the motto of the Globe newspaper is so attractive to me that I can seldom find much appetite to read what is below it in its columns: "The world is governed too much." So the country is frequently affording solitary examples of resistance to the government, solitary nullifiers, who throw themselves on their reserved rights; nay, who have reserved all their rights; who reply to the assessor and to the clerk of court that they do not know the State, and embarrass the courts of law by non-juring and the commander-in-chief of the militia by non-resistance.
Though Madison admitted that the language of the Kentucky Resolutions was "less guarded," Jefferson, in other writings, clearly denied essential premises of what Madison called the nullifiers' "colossal heresy."
"For much of the nineteenth century," writes Birzer, "Jackson stood as the great symbol of American democratic achievement--a man who came from the common people and represented them in the White House." Inheritor of a defiant, ferine spirit, he fought Indians and aristocrats, Southern nullifiers and nationalist Whigs.
Navabet Class Type of knowledge Function Correctable: The Inner sensory Slight disturbance Mostarshedan and Knowledge based on of public opinion Mareqan (the the faculty of heretics) rationality, illusion and imagination (Slight intellectual deviation) Uncorrectable: The Inner sensory Destruction of Nullifiers, Knowledge based on public opinion Moqtannesan, the faculty of Moharafe, Qaseran, rationality, relativists, illusion and Skeptics, Desperate imagination is very (hopeless) people, weak and wrong (Deep illusionists intellectual deviation) Bahimiyun (manlike beasts)
One Tennessean called Jackson's 1833 threat to South Carolina's tariff nullifiers "without Doubt the greatest Document that was ever written by man," while an Ohio paper praised the simultaneous reduction of US tariffs and abolition of British Corn Laws in 1846 as "the greatest event of our age" (125, 185).
The article asserted that the blood of kafir is halal and that Islam only differentiates between believers and unbelievers, the latter including any Muslim who violates any of the "Ten Nullifiers of Islam" and anyone who defies the word of Allah.
If, however, nullification consists only of challenging the Supreme Court's authority to have the final say over the meaning of constitutional provisions, then Jackson and Ryan were nullifiers. Both maintained that they had a right to make an independent constitutional judgment when determining, respectively, whether the national bank was constitutional and whether existing procedures for imposing the death penalty met Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment standards.
But as Tom Woods (2010) shows in his book, Nullification, the American colonists were the first nullifiers. Jefferson and Madison then adopted the concept in the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 that nullified the outlawing of free political speech through the Sedition Act that was being enforced by the Hamiltonian Federalist Party.
Perhaps the best-written Madison book of all, Drew McCoy's The Last of the Fathers: James Madison and the Republican Legacy, applied this same mode of argument--a Madisonian ipse dixit is to be accepted without question--in lieu of proof regarding the chief point at issue therein: that Madison, in retirement, correctly contrasted the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 and 1799 and Virginia Report of 1800 to the South Carolina Nullifiers' argument of 1832-33.
Anticipating the political ramifications of a bellicose posture, Van Buren sought to cultivate in Jackson a more moderate response to Calhoun, one that might both reaffirm the president's commitment to states' rights and nip the nullifiers' appeal to southern sectionalist sympathies in the bud.
In his book "The Ten Voiders of Islam", Ibn Wahhab has outlined ten nullifiers of Islam which automatically expel anyone from Islam (automatic apostasy) which are as under (Volpi, 2011, 278):