countermand - Dictionary definition and meaning for word countermand

(noun) a contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command Definition
(verb) cancel officially
Synonyms : annul , lift , overturn , repeal , rescind , reverse , revoke , vacate
Example Sentence
  • He revoked the ban on smoking
  • lift an embargo
  • vacate a death sentence

Memory aid to help you memorize this

counter + counter the previous command.
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COUNTER+DEMAND....counter a demand means CANCEL or REVOKE....
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DEMAND is to Ask for or EVOKE(Call forth) hence COUNTER(Opposite)+MAND means CANCEL or REVOKE
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On COUNTER to collect money if u behave like MANDH , ur boss will CANCEL ur job
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an idiot capricious spurious cartoon king who cannot decide what command to give, so he commands then countermands and then commands and then countermands leaving people confused
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