rescind

If you get a call saying a company has decided to rescind your job offer, it's back to the classifieds for you. Rescind means to cancel or revoke.

Things that are rescinded: policies, court decisions, regulations, and official statements. What all these examples have in common is that they are on the record. Also, rescind usually refers to promises instead of tangible objects. You can't rescind a shirt a friend has borrowed from you, but you can rescind your offer to loan her your jeans.

Definitions of rescind
  1. verb
    cancel officially
    synonyms: annul, countermand, lift, overturn, repeal, reverse, revoke, vacate
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    types:
    go back on, renege, renege on, renegue on
    fail to fulfill a promise or obligation
    type of:
    cancel, strike down
    declare null and void; make ineffective
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