countermand

  • 1 Countermand — Coun ter*mand (koun t[ e]r*m[.a]nd ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Countermanded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Countermanding}.] [F. contremander; contre (L. contra) + mander to command, fr. L. mandare. Cf. {Mandate}.] 1. To revoke (a former command); to cancel or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Countermand — Coun ter*mand (koun t[ e]r*m[.a]nd), n. A contrary order; revocation of a former order or command. [1913 Webster] Have you no countermand for Claudio yet, But he must die to morrow? Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 countermand — I noun abolishment, abolition, abrogation, annulment, ban, cancellation, counterorder, defeasance, disallowance, invalidation, nullification, prohibition, recall, recantation, repeal, repudiation, rescindment, rescission, retraction, reversal,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 countermand — coun‧ter‧mand [ˌkaʊntəˈmɑːnd, ˈkaʊntəmɑːnd ǁ ˌkaʊntərˈmænd] verb [transitive] to officially tell people to ignore an instruction, order etc: • The appeal countermanded a decision by the Federal Transportation Authority that the new system was… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 countermand — early 15c., from O.Fr. contremander reverse an order or command (13c.), from contre against (see CONTRA (Cf. contra )) + mander, from L. mandare to order (see MANDATE (Cf. mandate)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 countermand — [v] annul, cancel a command override, recall, repeal, rescind, retract, retreat, reverse, revoke; concepts 50,53,88 Ant. allow, approve, permit, sanction …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 countermand — ► VERB 1) revoke (an order). 2) declare (voting) invalid. ORIGIN Latin contramandare, from mandare to order …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 countermand — [kount΄ər mand′; ] also, and for n.always [, kount′ər mand΄] vt. [ME contremaunden < OFr contremander < L contra, against + mandare: see MANDATE] 1. to cancel or revoke (a command or order) 2. to call back or order back by a contrary order… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 countermand — [[t]ka͟ʊntə(r)mɑ͟ːnd, mæ̱nd[/t]] countermands, countermanding, countermanded VERB If you countermand an order, you cancel it, usually by giving a different order. [FORMAL] [V n] I can t countermand an order Winger s given. Syn: reverse …

    English dictionary

  • 10 countermand — UK [ˌkaʊntə(r)ˈmɑːnd] / US [ˌkaʊntərˈmænd] verb [transitive] Word forms countermand : present tense I/you/we/they countermand he/she/it countermands present participle countermanding past tense countermanded past participle countermanded formal… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 countermand — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English countermaunden, from Anglo French cuntremander, from cuntre counter + mander to command, from Latin mandare more at mandate Date: 15th century 1. to revoke (a command) by a contrary order 2. to recall… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 countermand — verb Countermand is used with these nouns as the object: ↑order …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 countermand — coun|ter|mand [ˌkauntəˈma:nd, ˈkauntəma:nd US ˌkauntərˈmænd] v [T] formal [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: contremander, from contre ( COUNTER ) + mander to command (from Latin mandare)] to officially tell people to ignore an order, especially …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 countermand — verb (T) to officially tell people to ignore an order, especially by giving them a different one: Senior officers persuaded the general to countermand the order …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 countermand — /ˌkaυntə mɑ:nd/ verb to say that an order must not be carried out ● to countermand an order …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 16 countermand — countermandable, adj. v. /kown teuhr mand , mahnd , kown teuhr mand , mahnd /; n. /kown teuhr mand , mahnd /, v.t. 1. to revoke or cancel (a command, order, etc.). 2. to recall or stop by a contrary order. n. 3. a command, order, etc., revoking a …

    Universalium

  • 17 countermand — 1. verb /kaʊntəˈmɑːnd/ a) To revoke (a former command); to cancel or rescind by giving an order contrary to one previously given. b) To recall a person or unit with such an order. 2. noun /kaʊntəˈmɑːnd/ An order to the contrary of a previous one …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 countermand — Synonyms and related words: abolish, abolishment, abolition, abrogate, abrogation, annul, annulment, baffle, balk, blast, brave, cancel, canceling, cancellation, cassation, challenge, checkmate, circumvent, confound, confront, contravene, counter …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 countermand — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. revoke, overrule. See nullification. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. rescind, reverse, retract; see cancel 2 , revoke . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. cancel, override, revoke, repeal, recall, rescind,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 countermand — coun|ter|mand [ ,kauntər mænd ] verb transitive FORMAL to tell someone to ignore a previous order, usually by giving them a different order …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English