Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) a contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command
  2. (verb, communication) cancel officially
    lift an embargo
    vacate a death sentence

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Synonyms of Countermand

annul, lift, overturn, repeal, rescind, reverse, revoke, vacate

Alternate forms of Countermand

Derivations: countermand

Hyponyms: go back on, renege, renege on, renegue on

Hypernyms: bid, bidding, cancel, command, dictation, strike down

Origin of the word Countermand

  1. 1430, from M.Fr. contremander "reverse an order or command," from contre- "against" + mander, from L. mandare "to order" (see mandate). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Countermand

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