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1

repeal
- The new government bill seeks to repeal the existing legislation

to officially make (a law) no longer valid
to rescind or annul by authoritative act; especially : to revoke or abrogate by legislative enactment
Syn: abandon, renounce

2

deter
The treat of sever punishment didn't deter the thieves from striking again

To discourage someone from doing smh

3

dissuade
The college tries to dissuade students from entering exams which are not suitable for them

To persuade smn not to do smh
: to advise (a person) against something
to turn from something by persuasion
- unable to dissuade him from going>
- tried to dissuade her from her intention to drop out of college

4

rescind
The committee decided to rescind its earlier resolution on the use of its premises

to annul or cancel a contract or agreement
to end (a law, contract, agreement, etc.) officially : to say officially that (something) is no longer valid
to take away : remove
take back, cancel
to abrogate (a contract) and restore the parties to the positions they would have occupied had there been no contract

5

suppress
The military government attempted to suppress the democracy movement by arresting its leaders

1 to limit smh like a personal freedom
to end or stop (something) by force
: to keep (something) secret : to not allow people to know about or see (something)
: to not allow yourself to feel, show, or be affected by (an emotion)

6

void

law : having no legal force or effect
: not containing anything
not occupied : vacant
: not inhabited : deserted
: containing nothing
of no legal force or effect : null

2 - vain, useless

7

sever (break off)
The government decided to sever the relations with Utopia

to cut off (something) : to remove or separate (something) by cutting
: to end (a relationship, connection, etc.) completely

8

turn down ( reject or decline)
You should never turn down a good job offered to you

To refuse smh which is offered

9

back out (withdraw)
We decided to back out when we discovered the company was in financial difficulty

- to decide not to support or be a part of a project or activity after you have agreed to do so
- to withdraw especially from a commitment or contest
she backed out on her offer to help with the wedding planning

10

quash
He applied for a judicial review to quash the verdict

to suppress or extinguish summarily and completely
to nullify especially by judicial action
to make void : annul 2

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put end to
They agreed to put end to their long standing dispute

to stop doing sit that you've done for a quite long time
to cause (something) to stop or prevent (something) from continuing