V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. to repeal an act, order, or decision by later action or higher authority; 2. to cancel or invalidate something
Synonyms: revoke, invalidate, abrogate, undo, repeal, reverse, nullify
Tips: Rescind comes from the Latin rescindere, "to cut back." Its essential meaning is that of "cutting out" or "taking back" something that was previously given, whether a decision, enactment, or law. In the lending business, you have a "right to rescind," or right to cancel, for three business days after making a deal. The word is often used when an offer is rescinded.
I rescinded the offer of my services due to the breach of contract. (revoked, invalidated)
The anit-smoking law was rescinded, so we can puff away. (reversed, repealed)
Please don't rescind your offer to babysit for me tonight, because I have no one else to ask. (revoke, take back)
She rescinded her earlier judgment and gave me one more chance. (nullified, reversed)
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