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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How to use cancel in a sentence
No cancel culture is more prevalent in American society than the anti-Palestinian variety.
The series was cancelled after one season, but Leto had already proven his considerable talent.
The compassionate release was cancelled and he was sent back to his cell.
Cosby cancelled an appearance scheduled for the following week on Late Show with David Letterman.
TMZ reported that the five concert venues had cancelled Cosby performances for early 2015.
Cosby is still scheduling performances for early 2015, and not all of his December performances have been cancelled.
Synaptic cells summed and integrated, cancelled and compared and with saucy assurance sent the findings on toward Cumulative.We're Friends, Now|Henry Hasse
Likewise, his poll taxes are cancelled and annulled for the three years next preceding if he has an honorable discharge.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
In spite of everything, he felt him present, an offence to his personal dignity, that visitor whose invitation had been cancelled.The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet
They issued their own decrees without his authority, and sometimes cancelled his orders without consulting him.Belgium|George W. T. (George William Thomson) Omond
Merchants combined to stop all importation from England, cancelled their orders and delayed sending remittances.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt
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