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Meaning & Definition of Cancel in English

English

Cancel

/kænsəl/

noun

1. A notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat

    synonym:
  • natural
  • ,
  • cancel

verb

1. Postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled

  • "Call off the engagement"
  • "Cancel the dinner party"
  • "We had to scrub our vacation plans"
  • "Scratch that meeting--the chair is ill"
    synonym:
  • cancel
  • ,
  • call off
  • ,
  • scratch
  • ,
  • scrub

2. Make up for

  • "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"
    synonym:
  • cancel
  • ,
  • offset
  • ,
  • set off

3. Declare null and void

  • Make ineffective
  • "Cancel the election results"
  • "Strike down a law"
    synonym:
  • cancel
  • ,
  • strike down

4. Remove or make invisible

  • "Please delete my name from your list"
    synonym:
  • delete
  • ,
  • cancel

5. Make invalid for use

  • "Cancel cheques or tickets"
    synonym:
  • cancel
  • ,
  • invalidate

Examples of using

Tom and Mary had to cancel their trip to Australia.
Should I cancel my business trip to LA?
I'll cancel it.