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 Dictionary entry overview: What does repeal mean? 

REPEAL (noun)
  The noun REPEAL has 1 sense:

1. the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation

  Familiarity information: REPEAL used as a noun is very rare.

REPEAL (verb)
  The verb REPEAL has 1 sense:

1. annul by recalling or rescinding

  Familiarity information: REPEAL used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

REPEAL (noun)

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The act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


abrogation; repeal; annulment

Hypernyms ("repeal" is a kind of...):

cancellation (the act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "repeal"):

derogation ((law) the partial taking away of the effectiveness of a law; a partial repeal or abolition of a law)

vacation (the act of making something legally void)

recall (the act of removing an official by petition)

revocation (the act (by someone having the authority) of annulling something previously done)

REPEAL (verb)

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Annul by recalling or rescinding

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


countermand; rescind; repeal; annul; revoke; vacate; reverse; overturn; lift

Context examples:

He revoked the ban on smoking / lift an embargo / vacate a death sentence

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

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

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

go back on; renege; renege on; renegue on (fail to fulfill a promise or obligation)

Sentence frames:

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

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