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 for rescind
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rescind \Re*scind"\ (r?-s?nd"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rescinded;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Rescinding.] [L. rescindere, rescissum;
     pref re- re- + scindere to cut, split: cf. F. rescinder. See
     1. To cut off; to abrogate; to annul.
        [1913 Webster]
              The blessed Jesus . . . did sacramentally rescind
              the impure relics of Adam and the contraction of
              evil customs.                         --Jer. Taylor.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Specifically, to vacate or make void, as an act, by the
        enacting authority or by superior authority; to repeal;
        as, to rescind a law, a resolution, or a vote; to rescind
        a decree or a judgment.
        [1913 Webster]
     Syn: To revoke; repeal; abrogate; annul; recall; reverse;
          vacate; void.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift
           an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence" [syn: revoke,
           annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal,
           overturn, rescind, vacate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  49 Moby Thesaurus words for "rescind":
     abbreviate, abolish, abridge, abrogate, annul, blot out,
     blue-pencil, bowdlerize, cancel, censor, countermand, counterorder,
     cross out, cut, delete, disannul, dismantle, do away with, edit,
     edit out, erase, expunge, expurgate, invalidate, kill, lift,
     make void, nullify, omit, override, overrule, recall, recant,
     renege, repeal, retract, reverse, revoke, rub out, set aside,
     strike, strike off, strike out, suspend, vacate, void, waive,
     withdraw, write off

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