(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. delete; offset, neutralize; void, annul; postmark. See nullification, compensation, indication, nonpayment.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To mark out]
Syn. erase, eradicate, cross off, cross out, wipe out, rub out, scratch out, scratch off, strike out, strike off, blank out, blot out, sponge out, rule out, wash out, wash off, black out, write off, efface, deface, delete, dele, cut, destroy, undo, expunge, obliterate, omit, drop, render invalid, stamp across, wipe the slate clean*; see also eliminate 1 , remove 1 .
Ant. maintain*, sanction, renew.
2. [To make void]
Syn. annul, revoke, call off, recant, vacate, repudiate, nullify, negate, neutralize, ignore, invalidate, suppress, countermand, set aside, render null and void, declare null and void, declare invalid, rule out, refute, rescind, remove, repeal, counteract, recall, retract, reverse, abrogate, discharge, void, render void, put an end to, abort, drop, do away with, discontinue, withdraw, offset, counterpoise, balance out, render inert, deprive of force, overthrow, scratch*, scrap*, scrub*; see also abolish , discard , revoke .
Ant. sustain*, approve*, uphold.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. call off stop, revoke, *kill, break off, void, annul, discontinue, rescind, countermand, abort.
2. offset counter, neutralize, counterbalance, make up for, nullify.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To remove or invalidate by or as if by running a line through or wiping clean: annul, blot (out), cross (off or out), delete, efface, erase, expunge, obliterate, rub (out), scratch (out), strike (out), undo, wipe (out), x (out). Law: vacate. See CONTINUE. 2. To put an end to, especially formally and with authority: abolish, abrogate, annihilate, annul, invalidate, negate, nullify, set aside, vitiate, void. Law: extinguish. See CONTINUE. 3. To decide not to go ahead with (something previously arranged): call off. Slang: scratch, scrub. See CONTINUE. 4. To make ineffective by applying an opposite force or amount: counteract, negate, neutralize, nullify. See ACTION.

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