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countermand

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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countermandcoun‧ter‧mand /ˌkaʊntəˈmɑːnd, ˈkaʊntəmɑːnd $ ˌkaʊntərˈmænd/ verb [transitive] formal 🔊 🔊 PMIGNOREto officially tell people to ignore an order, especially by giving them a different one 🔊 Terrorists tried to force him to countermand the order to attack.
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Examples from the Corpus
countermandThe magicians may counterfeit, but they can not countermand. 1.In perhaps their most forceful intervention yet in Hong Kong, Mr Tung's wish was countermanded.Goldstein was expelled for countermanding a direct order from the supervisor.If not countermanded by personal courage or other organizational forces, this tendency becomes habitual and self-perpetuating.Maybe Jaq would send the signal for exterminatus - and that command would already have been countermanded, light years away.The Grand Duke appeared to be one of them, countermanding orders as fast as they were given.The excitable Miss Coleman countermanded Rain's directions with inaccurate and unhelpful ones.The election commission has therefore countermanded voting in several seats and ordered a re-poll in more than 1,000 booths.
From Longman Business Dictionarycountermandcoun‧ter‧mand /ˌkaʊntəˈmɑːnd, ˈkaʊntəmɑːnd ˌkaʊntərˈmænd/ verb [transitive] to officially tell people to ignore an instruction, order etcThe appeal countermanded a decision by the Federal Transportation Authority that the new system was illegal.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
countermand
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycountermand
he, she, itcountermands
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycountermanded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave countermanded
he, she, ithas countermanded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad countermanded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill countermand
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have countermanded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam countermanding
he, she, itis countermanding
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you, we, theyare countermanding
Past
I, he, she, itwas countermanding
you, we, theywere countermanding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been countermanding
he, she, ithas been countermanding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been countermanding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be countermanding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been countermanding
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