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Cancel vs. Withdraw

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Cancelverb

(transitive) To cross out something with lines etc.

Withdrawverb

(transitive) To pull (something) back, aside, or away.

Cancelverb

(transitive) To invalidate or annul something.

‘He cancelled his order on their website.’;

Withdrawverb

(intransitive) To stop talking to, or interacting with, other people and start thinking thoughts that are not related to what is happening around.

Cancelverb

(transitive) To mark something (such as a used postage stamp) so that it can't be reused.

‘This machine cancels the letters that have a valid zip code.’;

Withdrawverb

(transitive) To take back (a comment, etc).

‘to withdraw false charges’;

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Cancelverb

(transitive) To offset or equalize something.

‘The corrective feedback mechanism cancels out the noise.’;

Withdrawverb

(transitive) To remove, to stop providing (one's support, etc).

Cancelverb

To remove a common factor from both the numerator and denominator of a fraction, or from both sides of an equation.

Withdrawverb

(transitive) To extract (money from an account).

Cancelverb

To stop production of a programme.

Withdrawverb

(intransitive) To retreat.

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Cancelverb

To suppress or omit; to strike out, as matter in type.

Withdrawverb

(intransitive) To be in withdrawal from an addictive drug etc.

Cancelverb

(obsolete) To shut out, as with a railing or with latticework; to exclude.

Withdrawverb

To take back or away, as what has been bestowed or enjoyed; to draw back; to cause to move away or retire; as, to withdraw aid, favor, capital, or the like.

‘Impossible it is that God should withdraw his presence from anything.’;

Cancelverb

(slang) To kill.

Withdrawverb

To take back; to recall or retract; as, to withdraw false charges.

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Cancelnoun

A cancellation (US); (nonstandard in some kinds of English).

Withdrawverb

To retire; to retreat; to quit a company or place; to go away; as, he withdrew from the company.

Cancelnoun

(Internet) A control message posted to Usenet that serves to cancel a previously posted message.

Withdrawverb

pull back or move away or backward;

‘The enemy withdrew’; ‘The limo pulled away from the curb’;

Cancelnoun

(obsolete) An enclosure; a boundary; a limit.

Withdrawverb

withdraw from active participation;

‘He retired from chess’;

Cancelnoun

(printing) The suppression on striking out of matter in type, or of a printed page or pages.

Withdrawverb

release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles;

‘I want to disengage myself from his influence’; ‘disengage the gears’;

Cancelnoun

(printing) The page thus suppressed.

Withdrawverb

cause to be returned;

‘recall the defective auto tires’; ‘The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt’;

Cancelnoun

(printing) The page that replaces it.

Withdrawverb

take back what one has said;

‘He swallowed his words’;

Cancelverb

To inclose or surround, as with a railing, or with latticework.

‘A little obscure place canceled in with iron work is the pillar or stump at which . . . our Savior was scourged.’;

Withdrawverb

keep away from others;

‘He sequestered himself in his study to write a book’;

Cancelverb

To shut out, as with a railing or with latticework; to exclude.

Withdrawverb

remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc. or remove something abstract;

‘remove a threat’; ‘remove a wrapper’; ‘Remove the dirty dishes from the table’; ‘take the gun from your pocket’; ‘This machine withdraws heat from the environment’;

Cancelverb

To cross and deface, as the lines of a writing, or as a word or figure; to mark out by a cross line; to blot out or obliterate.

‘A deed may be avoided by delivering it up to be cancelled; that is, to have lines drawn over it in the form of latticework or cancelli; though the phrase is now used figuratively for any manner of obliterating or defacing it.’;

Withdrawverb

break from a meeting or gathering;

‘We adjourned for lunch’; ‘The men retired to the library’;

Cancelverb

To annul or destroy; to revoke or recall.

‘The indentures were canceled.’; ‘He was unwilling to cancel the interest created through former secret services, by being refractory on this occasion.’;

Withdrawverb

retire gracefully;

‘He bowed out when he realized he could no longer handle the demands of the chairmanship’;

Cancelverb

To suppress or omit; to strike out, as matter in type.

Withdrawverb

remove (a commodity) from (a supply source);

‘She drew $2,000 from the account’; ‘The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank’;

Cancelnoun

An inclosure; a boundary; a limit.

‘A prison is but a retirement, and opportunity of serious thoughts, to a person whose spirit . . . desires no enlargement beyond the cancels of the body.’;

Withdrawverb

lose interest;

‘he retired from life when his wife died’;

Cancelnoun

The suppression or striking out of matter in type, or of a printed page or pages.

Withdrawverb

make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity;

‘We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him’; ‘He backed out of his earlier promise’; ‘The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns’;

Cancelnoun

a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat

Withdrawverb

remove or take away (something) from a particular place or position

‘she prised open the lid and withdrew a slim diamond ring’; ‘Ruth withdrew her hand from his’;

Cancelverb

postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled;

‘Call off the engagement’; ‘cancel the dinner party’;

Withdrawverb

take (money) out of an account

‘normally you can withdraw up to £50 in cash’;

Cancelverb

make up for;

‘His skills offset his opponent's superior strength’;

Withdrawverb

discontinue or no longer provide (something previously supplied or offered)

‘the party threatened to withdraw its support for the government’;

Cancelverb

declare null and void; make ineffective;

‘Cancel the election results’; ‘strike down a law’;

Withdrawverb

say that (a statement one has made) is untrue or unjustified

‘he failed to withdraw his remarks and apologize’;

Cancelverb

remove or make invisible;

‘Please delete my name from your list’;

Withdrawverb

(of a man) practise coitus interruptus

‘it put me off taking the Pill—my partner now withdraws’;

Cancelverb

of cheques or tickets

Withdrawverb

leave or cause to leave a place or situation

‘UN forces withdrew from the province’; ‘both countries agreed to withdraw their troops’;

Withdrawverb

cease to participate in an activity or be a member of a team or organization

‘his rival withdrew from the race on the second lap’;

Withdrawverb

prevent (someone) from participating in an activity

‘patients were withdrawn from therapy when they had been depression-free for a month’;

Withdrawverb

depart to another place in search of quiet or privacy

‘he went silent and withdrew into himself’; ‘they withdrew to their rooms for a siesta’;

Withdrawverb

cease to take an addictive drug

‘for the cocaine user, it is possible to withdraw without medication’;

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