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NULLIFY (nullified)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nullify mean? 

NULLIFY (verb)
  The verb NULLIFY has 3 senses:

1. declare invalid
2. show to be invalid
3. make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of

  Familiarity information: NULLIFY used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


NULLIFY (verb)


Sense 1nullify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Declare invalid

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

nullify; invalidate; annul; void; quash; avoid

Context examples:

The contract was annulled / void a plea

Hypernyms (to "nullify" is one way to...):

cancel; strike down (declare null and void; make ineffective)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "nullify"):

break (invalidate by judicial action)

stet (printing: cancel, as of a correction or deletion)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2nullify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Show to be invalid

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

nullify; invalidate

Hypernyms (to "nullify" is one way to...):

contradict; negate (prove negative; show to be false)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3nullify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

neutralize; neutralise; nullify; negate

Context examples:

Her optimism neutralizes his gloom / This action will negate the effect of my efforts

Hypernyms (to "nullify" is one way to...):

weaken (lessen the strength of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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