verb (used with object), nul·li·fied, nul·li·fy·ing.
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Origin of nullify
OTHER WORDS FROM nullifynul·li·fi·er, nounre·nul·li·fy, verb (used with object), re·nul·li·fied, re·nul·li·fy·ing.un·nul·li·fied, adjective
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How to use nullify in a sentence
Nine three-pointers nearly nullified Washington’s early turnovers until Tyler Herro got hot at the end of the second quarter and poured in 11 points in just under three minutes to lead the Heat on a 16-3 run to close the half.Wizards rise to their own defense, beat the Heat on the road|Ava Wallace|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
Struck by her beauty, a word that was foreign to a 30-year-old, dark-skinned Tyson whose features “historically nullified one’s gorgeousness,” he asked if she was a model.In ‘Just as I Am,’ actress Cicely Tyson reflects on 96 years of a life well lived|Tre'vell Anderson|January 27, 2021|Washington Post
The Ravens turned to Tucker after having a successful fourth-and-two conversion on Jackson’s pass to Dobbins nullified by an offensive pass interference penalty called on wide receiver Willie Snead for extremely light contact on a Titans defender.Lamar Jackson gets his first playoff victory as Ravens hold Titans’ Derrick Henry to 40 yards|Mark Maske|January 10, 2021|Washington Post
Campbell became the first Virginia locality to pass what some call a “nullify Northam” measure, but the idea is sweeping rural governments the way the “Second Amendment sanctuary” movement against gun control spread a year ago.Rural Virginia county officials pass resolution rejecting ‘tyranny’ of governor’s coronavirus restrictions|Gregory S. Schneider|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
Most Republican candidates oppose and even seek to nullify existing protections in law that protect the safety of LGBTQ people, including in medical settings, marriage and the adoption process.
Then he tried to claim there were no “hostilities” in Libya, to nullify the War Powers Resolution.
Joni Ernst, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Iowa, appears to believe states can nullify federal laws.Exclusive: GOP Senate Candidate Caught Saying States Can Nullify Laws|Ben Jacobs|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The result would be to effectively nullify the Electoral College without a constitutional amendment.Could 2016 Be The Electoral College's Last Hurrah?|Ben Jacobs|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So, rather than seek to nullify her message, he and Farooqui sought to present a counter-narrative.
But it was Marbury that cemented the idea in our legal culture that federal courts can nullify acts of Congress.After Health-Care Ruling, Time to Reconsider Supreme Court’s Power|David R. Dow|July 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Scattergood was insuring himself against possible steps by the enemy to nullify his charter.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
When war is declared by a law of Congress, can a single State nullify that law, and remain at peace?Select Speeches of Daniel Webster|Daniel Webster
At least, the latter have no validity, which the single veto of the former is not sufficient to nullify.Aids to Reflection|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
No one answered to the alleged fear of oppression and tyranny that the State could nullify or secede.
Why will gentlemen insist upon propositions which will nullify our action?A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention|Lucius Eugene Chittenden