nullify

Part of speech: verb

To deprive of force; annul.

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Usage examples "nullify":

  1. Whoever grasps this will also know from what confusion it has to be extricated, from what impurities to be cleansed, in order that it may then by itself continue the work of enlightenment and also nip the revolution in the bud and nullify its effects. - "Human, All-Too-Human, Part II", Friedrich Nietzsche.
  2. The powers conferred upon the Government and their distribution to the several departments are as clearly expressed in that sacred instrument as the imperfection of human language will allow, and I deem it my first duty not to question its wisdom, add to its provisions, evade its requirements, or nullify its commands. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
  3. In order to nullify the then existing act of Congress concerning the extradition of fugitives from service, laws were enacted in many States forbidding their officers, under the severest penalties, to participate in the execution of any act of Congress whatever. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.