Repeal vs Negate - What's the difference?

repeal | negate |


As verbs the difference between repeal and negate

is that repeal is to cancel, invalidate, annul while negate is to deny the existence, evidence, or truth of; to contradict.

As a noun repeal

is an act or instance of repealing.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

repeal

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To cancel, invalidate, annul.
  • to repeal a law
  • To recall; to summon (a person) again.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The banished Bolingbroke repeals himself, / And with uplifted arms is safe arrived.
  • To suppress; to repel.
  • * Milton
  • Whence Adam soon repealed / The doubts that in his heart arose.

    Synonyms

    * annul, cancel, invalidate, revoke, veto

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An act or instance of repealing.
  • Anagrams

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    negate

    English

    Verb

    (negat)
  • To deny the existence, evidence, or truth of; to contradict.
  • The investigation tending to negate any supernatural influences.
  • To nullify or cause to be ineffective.
  • Progress on the study has been negated by the lack of funds.
  • To be negative; bring or cause negative results.
  • a pessimism that always negates
  • (computing) To perform the NOT operation on.