countermand

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Definition: (verb) To cancel or reverse (a previously issued command or order). Synonyms: repeal, rescind, annul, revoke, vacate, reverse, overturn, lift. Usage: Countermand the order for cake, send a wire putting off the wedding, dismiss the bridesmaids, [and] tell the organist he can stop practicing. Discuss

belittle

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Definition: (verb) To represent or speak of as contemptibly small or unimportant; disparage. Synonyms: denigrate, derogate, minimize. Usage: Why should I bother trying to get good grades when all you do is belittle my achievements? Discuss