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VERB (1)

1. cancel officially;
- Example: "He revoked the ban on smoking"
- Example: "lift an embargo"
- Example: "vacate a death sentence"
[syn: revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rescind \Re*scind"\ (r?-s?nd"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rescinded; p. pr. & vb. n. Rescinding.] [L. rescindere, rescissum; pref re- re- + scindere to cut, split: cf. F. rescinder. See Shism.] 1. To cut off; to abrogate; to annul. [1913 Webster] The blessed Jesus . . . did sacramentally rescind the impure relics of Adam and the contraction of evil customs. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically, to vacate or make void, as an act, by the enacting authority or by superior authority; to repeal; as, to rescind a law, a resolution, or a vote; to rescind a decree or a judgment. [1913 Webster] Syn: To revoke; repeal; abrogate; annul; recall; reverse; vacate; void. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

rescind v 1: cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence" [syn: revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

49 Moby Thesaurus words for "rescind": abbreviate, abolish, abridge, abrogate, annul, blot out, blue-pencil, bowdlerize, cancel, censor, countermand, counterorder, cross out, cut, delete, disannul, dismantle, do away with, edit, edit out, erase, expunge, expurgate, invalidate, kill, lift, make void, nullify, omit, override, overrule, recall, recant, renege, repeal, retract, reverse, revoke, rub out, set aside, strike, strike off, strike out, suspend, vacate, void, waive, withdraw, write off