(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Nouns — nullification, abrogation, annulment, cancellation, revocation, repeal, rescission, defeasance, renege; dismissal, deposal, deposition, dethronement, disestablishment, disendowment, deconsecration; abolition, abolishment, dissolution; destruction; counterorder, countermand; nolle prosequi; thumbs down, veto. See negation.
1. nullify, abrogate, abjure, annul, cancel, destroy, abolish, revoke, repeal, reverse, retract, rescind, recall, overrule, override, set aside, dissolve, quash, invalidate, nolpros, void, declare null and void, veto, disestablish, disendow, deconsecrate; delete, erase, cross [out], bleep or blip out; swallow or eat one's words, take back. Informal, scrub.
2. countermand, counterorder, set aside, do away with, throw overboard, throw to the dogs, scatter to the winds.
3. cast off, out, aside, away, or adrift, dismiss, discharge, discard; get rid of. Informal, fire. Slang, sack, bounce; send packing; give the gate or the boot or one's walking papers; give the pink slip.
4. depose, divest of office, throw down; cashier, displace, break, oust, unseat, unsaddle, dethrone, unfrock, ungown, disbar, disbench; disinherit, disown, cut off.
Adjectives — null, [null and] void, invalid.
Quotations — Pray, v. To ask that the rules of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner, confessedly unworthy (Ambrose Bierce), The moving finger writes; and, having writ, moves on: nor all thy piety nor wit shall lure it back to cancel half a line, nor all thy tears wash out a word of it (Edward Fitzgerald).
Antonyms, see affirmation, celebration.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. neutralization, repeal, revocation; see cancellation , withdrawal .
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun An often formal act of putting an end to: abolishment, abolition, abrogation, annihilation, annulment, cancellation, defeasance, invalidation, negation, voidance. Law: avoidance, extinguishment. See CONTINUE.

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