Cancel and Revoke


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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

Revoke is a synonym for cancel in overrule topic. In some cases you can use "Revoke" instead a verb "Cancel", when it comes to topics like stop, void, annul, erase. popular alternative
Nearby Words: canceled, cancellation, canceling, cancelling, cancelled
Synonyms for Cancel


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Revoke verb – To put an end to (something planned or previously agreed to).
Usage example: the judge revoked the jail sentence when the defendant promised to do community service instead

Cancel is a synonym for revoke in overrule topic. You can use "Cancel" instead a verb "Revoke", if it concerns topics such as stop, void, repeal, override. popular alternative
Nearby Words: revoked, revocation, revoking
Synonyms for Revoke

Common collocations

power cancel power revoke power
contest cancel contest revoke contest
order cancel order revoke order
contract cancel contract revoke contract
Other nouns: time, membership, visas.

Both words in one sentence

  • Lorraine snaps and tells Biff she's leaving, but relents when Biff threatens to cut off her financial support, cancel Linda's credit cards, revoke Dave's probation, and have Marty put in jail, setting up a hellish family reunion with her criminal brother Joey.
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