Repeal - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈpiːl|  American pronunciation of the word repeal
Brit.  |rɪˈpiːl|  British pronunciation of the word repeal


- the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation (syn: abrogation, annulment)


- cancel officially (syn: annul, countermand, lift, overturn, rescind, reverse, revoke, vacate)


...the company called the furniture store to repeal the order for six new desks...

She made a motion calling for the repeal of the law.

...a speakeasy that became a fashionable café with the repeal of prohibition...

The Senate voted to repeal the tax cut.

they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls

Word forms

I/you/we/they: repeal
he/she/it: repeals
present participle: repealing
past tense: repealed
past participle: repealed
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