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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌkaʊntəˈmɑːnd/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkaʊntɚˌmænd/, /ˌkaʊntɚˈmænd/
- To revoke (a former command); to cancel or rescind by giving an order contrary to one previously given.
- To recall a person or unit with such an order.
- To prohibit.
- Avicen countermands letting blood in choleric bodles.
- To oppose; to revoke the command of.
- For us to alter anything, is to lift ourselves against God; and, as it were, to countermand him.
- 2018 February 28, Justine Jordan, “Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday review – a dizzying debut”, in The Guardian:
- Early on, Ezra gives her a lesson to countermand the endless female impulse to apologise: “Darling, don’t continually say ‘I’m sorry’. Next time you feel like saying ‘I’m sorry’, instead say ‘Fuck you’.”
to revoke (a former command)
to recall a person or unit
countermand (plural countermands)