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.
- 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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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.
If the Gymnase prefers to do so, let the management pay you to cancel your engagement.A Distinguished Provincial at Paris|Honore de Balzac
If I did not cancel out that thirteen by the sign of the Cross I should walk in fear of some dreadful thing all day.The Drunkard|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Charles summoned them to Whitehall, and commanded them to cancel the condition.History of the English People, Volume V (of 8) |John Richard Green
I was asked to cancel lecture engagements and furnish what Peary knew neither he nor anybody else could furnish offhand.My Attainment of the Pole|Frederick A. Cook
If, as he says, he has sent in his resignation, he will just have to beg them to cancel it.Michael|E. F. Benson
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