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    countermand

    countermand - Dictionary definition and meaning for word countermand

    Definition
    (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
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for countermand

counter + command....so counter the previous command.

COUNTER+DEMAND....counter a demand means CANCEL or REVOKE....

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

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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