verb (used with object), can·celed, can·cel·ing or (especially British) can·celled, can·cel·ling.
- to close (an account) by crediting or paying all outstanding charges: He plans to cancel his account at the department store.
- to eliminate or offset (a debit, credit, etc.) with an entry for an equal amount on the opposite side of a ledger, as when a payment is received on a debt.
verb (used without object), can·celed, can·cel·ing or (especially British) can·celled, can·cel·ling.
- an omitted passage, page, etc.
- a replacement for an omitted part.
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Canceling, today, is used like an informal boycott, usually on social media, when someone or something in the public eye is offensive … or when we’re just over them.
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What we now call cancel culture is the contentious nature of a free society wrestling with the respectable parameters of public speech.
Did he participate in his own extortion and cancel his plans for a big Christmas premiere?
My family is ready to mount an intervention, and cancel my streaming accounts.
Should we cancel gatherings, reunions, excursions, or throw ourselves into them with even more gratitude for one another?
Presumably, without those subsidies, most will just cancel their policies.
In a statement, the MoD admitted that it had been forced to cancel the rest of the training program.
A lease made by a minor is not void, but he may avoid or cancel it by some positive act.
Does a debtor who turns over a note to his creditor in payment, thereby cancel the debt?
Either of the parties might cancel the bond, but only after a formal and public notice of his intentions.The Private Life of the Romans|Harold Whetstone Johnston
Mendelssohn wanted to cancel the excommunication on the ground that the church has no rights in civil matters.Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography.|Solomon Maimon
The Law does not cancel the promise, but faith in the promised Christ cancels the Law.Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians|Martin Luther
British Dictionary definitions for cancel
verb -cels, -celling or -celled or US -cels, -celing or -celed (mainly tr)
- to close (an account) by discharging any outstanding debts
- (sometimes foll by out) accounting to eliminate (a debit or credit) by making an offsetting entry on the opposite side of the account
- to eliminate (numbers, quantities, or terms) as common factors from both the numerator and denominator of a fraction or as equal terms from opposite sides of an equation
- (intr) to be able to be eliminated in this way