UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/rɪˈpiːl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/rɪˈpil/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ri pēl)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
re•peal /rɪˈpil/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object]
  1. to do away with officially or formally;
    cancel:The county repealed the increase in taxes.

n. [countable]
  1. the act of repealing.
See -pel-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
re•peal  (ri pēl),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to revoke or withdraw formally or officially:to repeal a grant.
  2. Governmentto revoke or annul (a law, tax, duty, etc.) by express legislative enactment;

  1. the act of repealing;
re•peal′a•bili•ty, re•peala•ble•ness, n. 
re•peala•ble, adj. 
re•pealer, n. 
  • Anglo-French repeler, equivalent. to re- re- + (a)peler to appeal
  • Middle English repelen 1275–1325
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged nullify, abolish, rescind, invalidate.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
repeal /rɪˈpiːl/ vb (transitive)
  1. to annul or rescind officially (something previously ordered); revoke: these laws were repealed
  1. an instance or the process of repealing; annulment
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French repeler, from re- + apeler to call, appeal

reˈpealable adj reˈpealer n
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Collocations: [a full, a permanent, an unprecedented] repeal, repeal a [law, ruling, decision, tax, legislation], [push, call for, demand, challenge] a repeal, more...

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