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coun·ter·mand

 (koun′tər-mănd′, koun′tər-mănd′)
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.
n. (koun′tər-mănd′)
1. An order or command reversing another one.
2. Cancellation of an order or command.

[Middle English countremaunden, from Old French contremander : contre-, counter- + mander, to command (from Latin mandāre; see man- in Indo-European roots).]

countermand

vb (tr)
1. to revoke or cancel (a command, order, etc)
2. (Military) to order (forces, etc) to return or retreat; recall
n
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)

v.t.
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.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Anglo-French countermander, Middle French contremander=contre- counter- + mander to command < Latin mandāre; see mandate]

countermand


Past participle: countermanded
Gerund: countermanding

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
I was countermanding
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Past Perfect
I had countermanded
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Future
I will countermand
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
I will be countermanding
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would countermand
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Past Conditional
I would have countermanded
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.countermand - a contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command
bid, bidding, command, dictation - an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
Verb1.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"
strike down, cancel - declare null and void; make ineffective; "Cancel the election results"; "strike down a law"

countermand

verb cancel, reverse, override, repeal, revoke, retract, rescind, annul I can't countermand her orders.
Translations

countermand

[ˈkaʊntəmɑːnd] VTrevocar, cancelar

countermand

[ˌkaʊntərˈmɑːnd] vt [+ order] → annulercounter-measure [ˈkaʊntərmɛʒər] ncontre-mesure f
to take counter-measures against sth → prendre des contre-mesures contre qchcounter-offensive [ˌkaʊntərəˈfɛnsɪv] ncontre-offensive f

countermand

vt orderaufheben, widerrufen; attack, planrückgängig machen; unless countermandedbis auf gegenteilige Anweisung or (Mil) → Order

countermand

[ˈkaʊntəˌmɑːnd] vtannullare
References in classic literature ?
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