verb (cancels, cancelling, cancelled; US cancels, canceling, canceled)[with object]
- Great Yorkshire Show organisers have denied any plans to cancel this year's event because of the foot and mouth crisis.
- It was then decided in 2001 to cancel these annual events completely.
- All political parties have decided to cancel all debate on the euro, but to proceed with the referendum.
- The bank had agreed to keep the accounts separate, and if it wished to cancel this arrangement in view of the changed circumstances, it had to give notice to the customer.
- You can cancel the arrangement at any time should your circumstances change.
- Jefri would cancel the tender process if he found that companies were being manipulated by legislative council members.
- Insurance underwriters have given notice that they will cancel war liabilities from midnight on Monday.
- Faced with two debtors, neither of whom could repay the loan, the creditor decided to cancel both obligations.
- Finally, the above classifications relate to promissory conditions but there may also be contingent conditions which either suspend or cancel contractual liability.
- The check is then canceled and returned to the buyer.
- Within two minutes the goal was cancelled out in extraordinary circumstances.
- The only way in which the form of the laws of motion can remain the same for all observers in arbitrary accelerated motion relative to one another is if the gravitational force field exists to cancel them out.
- I popped my head on the pillow early last night, feeling tired and jaded, and hoping that the negatives of the day would be cancelled out by a good night's sleep.
- If both the numerator and denominator have common factors, then we can cancel these factors out.
- All of the numerators will be factors of the numerator of the product and all of the denominators will be factors of the denominator of the product, so you can cancel out any factor of anything in a numerator with any factor of anything in a denominator.
- Just as numbers cancel out when the same number is on the top and bottom of a fraction (2/2 = 2 ÷ 2 = 1), so do units cancel out if you have the same unit in the numerator and denominator.
- He had followed exactly the same practice with the revised text of Winter and created the same effect by reissuing copies of Summer with a cancel title.
- Example sentences
- In California MSN didn't require cancellers to give the money back, so even though the law seems to say it could, it can't.
- Maybe he will go down in history in a positive light for being the CSME canceller that turned out to be a huge fiasco for everyone except the Bahamas?
- In software echo cancellers, the considerable CPU load that can be freed by echo detection is always immediately available to other processes, which in turn can increase the quality and capacity of the system significantly.
Late Middle English (in the sense 'obliterate or delete writing by drawing or stamping lines across it'): from Old French canceller, from Latin cancellare, from cancelli 'crossbars'.
The early sense was ‘obliterate or delete writing by drawing or stamping lines across it’, which, in legal contexts, rendered documents void. It is from Old French canceller, from Latin cancellare, from cancelli ‘crossbars, grating’ describing the shape of the lines.
Words that rhyme with cancelhansel, Hänsel, Mansell
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