nullify Definition

  • 1to make something legally invalid or ineffective
  • 2to cancel out the effect of something

Using nullify: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "nullify" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The judge nullified the contract due to a breach of terms.

  • Example

    The new evidence nullified the previous verdict.

  • Example

    The medicine nullified the effects of the poison.

  • Example

    The goal was nullified due to an offside call.

nullify Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for nullify

Phrases with nullify

  • null and void

    completely invalid and having no legal force


    The contract was declared null and void due to fraudulent activity.

  • to declare an election invalid and void, usually due to fraud or irregularities


    The opposition party demanded that the election be nullified due to widespread voter suppression.

  • to repeal or invalidate a law, usually through a legal process


    The Supreme Court nullified the controversial law on grounds of unconstitutionality.

Origins of nullify

from Latin 'nullus', meaning 'none'


Summary: nullify in Brief

The verb 'nullify' [ˈnʌlɪfaɪ] means to legally invalidate or cancel out something. It can refer to contracts, verdicts, goals, or the effects of something. The phrase 'null and void' denotes complete invalidity, while 'nullify an election' and 'nullify a law' refer to specific legal processes.