Cancel and Retract


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Cancel verb – To put an end to (something planned or previously agreed to).
Usage example: please call to cancel your appointment with the dentist if you can't make it

Retract is a synonym for cancel in revoke topic. In some cases you can use "Retract" instead a verb "Cancel", when it comes to topics like neutralise, neutralize, equal out.
Nearby Words: canceled, cancellation, canceling, cancelling, cancelled
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Retract verb – To solemnly or formally reject or go back on (as something formerly adhered to).
Cancel is a synonym for retract in withdraw topic. You can use "Cancel" instead a verb "Retract", if it concerns topics such as take back, neutralise, neutralize, renege on.
Nearby Words: retraction, retracted, retracting, retractation, retraced
Synonyms for Retract

Common collocations

order cancel order retract order
attacks cancel attacks retract attacks
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