(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. recall, repeal, annul, rescind, withdraw, abrogate; recant, repudiate, disavow. See nullification.
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. recall, retract, cancel, annul, repeal, rescind, abrogate, disclaim, renounce, repudiate, withdraw, take back, nullify, void, invalidate, declare null and void, abolish, negate, remove, undo, erase, expunge, obliterate, wipe out, quash, vacate, disown, dismiss, deny, abjure, reverse, countermand, counterorder, recant, eat one's words*; see also cancel 2 .
Ant. approve*, endorse, ratify.
See Synonym Study at abolish .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
abolish, repeal, withdraw, rescind, annul, cancel, abrogate, nullify, void, declare null and void, recall.
ANT.: maintain, uphold, *beef up
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To take back or remove: lift, recall, repeal, rescind, reverse. See CONTINUE, LAW, MAKE.

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