Definition of Nullify

1. Verb. Declare invalid. "Void a plea"

Exact synonyms: Annul, Avoid, Invalidate, Quash, Void
Generic synonyms: Cancel, Strike Down
Specialized synonyms: Break, Stet
Derivative terms: Annulment, Invalidation, Invalidator, Nullification, Nullification, Nullifier, Nullifier, Void, Voidable, Voider
Antonyms: Validate



2. Verb. Show to be invalid.
Exact synonyms: Invalidate
Generic synonyms: Contradict, Negate
Antonyms: Validate

3. Verb. Make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of. "This action will negate the effect of my efforts"
Exact synonyms: Negate, Neutralise, Neutralize
Generic synonyms: Weaken
Derivative terms: Neutralisation, Neutralization, Nullification

Definition of Nullify

1. v. t. To make void; to render invalid; to deprive of legal force or efficacy.

Definition of Nullify

1. Verb. (transitive legal) to make legally invalid. ¹

2. Verb. to prevent from happening ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nullify

1. to make useless or ineffective [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nullify

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nullify (current term)
nullifying
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nulligravida
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nulliploidy

Literary usage of Nullify

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Modern American Law: A Systematic and Comprehensive Commentary on the by Eugene Allen Gilmore, William Charles Wermuth (1914)
"Power to nullify acts of legislatures.—Though the courts will not enjoin the passing of a statute or ordinance, they will, if it is beyond the power of the ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"... and that the effect of said election was to nullify the recommendation of the grand Jury and to prevent the operation of said alternative road law under ..."

3. The Statutes at Large of South Carolina by South Carolina, Thomas Cooper, David James McCord (1839)
"AN ORDINANCE to nullify certain Acts of the Congress of the United States, ... AN ACT to carry into effect, in part, "An Ordinance to nullify certain Acts ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1898)
"... return until they have satisfied themselves that the illusions due to perspective and alignment are not sufficient to nullify the influence of parallax. ..."

5. The Works of Rufus Choate: With a Memoir of His Life by Rufus Choate, Samuel Gilman Brown (1862)
"... in place of its own ; in no intention to nullify the fundamental maxim of liberty which prescribes the separation of executive, legislative, ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Thai in exceptional cases, in which continued cohabitation would nullify the essential purpose of marriage, the dissolution may nevertheless not be ..."

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