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tr.v. coun·ter·mand·ed, coun·ter·mand·ing, coun·ter·mands
1. To cancel or reverse (a previously issued command or order).
2. To recall by a contrary order: countermanded the airstrikes.
1. An order or command reversing another one.
2. Cancellation of an order or command.
1. to revoke or cancel (a command, order, etc)
2. (Military) to order (forces, etc) to return or retreat; recall
a command revoking another
[C15: from Old French contremander, from contre- counter- + mander to command, from Latin mandāre; see mandate]
coun•ter•mand(v. ˌkaʊn tərˈmænd, -ˈmɑnd; v., n. ˈkaʊn tərˌmænd, -ˌmɑnd)
1. to revoke or cancel (a command, order, etc.).
2. to recall or stop by a contrary order.n.
3. a command, order, etc., revoking a previous one.
Past participle: countermanded
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|Noun||1.||countermand - a contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command|
|Verb||1.||countermand - cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"|
go back on, renege, renege on, renegue on - fail to fulfill a promise or obligation; "She backed out of her promise"