Translation of countermand in Spanish:


contramandar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈkaʊn(t)ərˌmænd/ /ˌkaʊn(t)ərˈmænd/ /ˌkaʊntəˈmɑːnd/

transitive verb

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    (check) Finance dar orden de no pagar
    he countermanded the order dio la contraorden
    • Speer moved against Hitler by countermanding his orders and other forms of sabotage.
    • He ordered the police to open fire on the demonstrators but the party's frightened Politburo countermanded the order.
    • This put the newspaper out of business until the order was countermanded.
    • So a New York Times reporter ended up with her own direct line to the Pentagon, allowing her to countermand the orders of commanders in the field?
    • Eoin MacNeill, chief of staff of Irish Volunteers, then countermanded the mobilization orders given by Pearse.
    • When the division could still have attacked with some effect, the order was suddenly countermanded and its precious armour dispersed by the new local corps commander.
    • Schimmelfennig then countermanded his orders and sent the 82nd to face west and form a line-of-battle behind which the rest of the brigade would form.
    • Moreover, he countermanded the orders of Major General John E. Wool as to the disposal of some of his troops.
    • Jefferson Davis countermanded his order for the evacuation of Vicksburg, and, as he had feared, he proved unable to relieve the city.
    • Before the tanks had set off, this order was countermanded once it was clear that they would not be able to reach Charleroi fast enough.
    • Only a court intervention could countermand Bloomberg's order.
    • A servant is sent to try to countermand the order, but Lear enters with Cordelia in his arms.
    • The bank's mandate to pay is terminated if the customer countermands his order.
    • When McAuliffe finally learned of the 333rd Artillery Group commander's order, he countermanded it immediately and sent word to the displacing units to return to their former positions.
    • On being advised of the ANZAC landings, he countermanded an Army Commander order after vacillation by the German army commander, force-marching two battalions to the ANZAC area.
    • Then the second section turns to some specific issues - how payment obligations are discharged, whether payment instructions can be countermanded, the availability of funds to payees, and the completion of payment as between banks.
    • They are all issuing commands, countermanding each other.
    • That was the air force's recommendation and the President obviously saw no reason to countermand it.
    • The ex-chief retained the loyalty of the rank-and-file, however, and the result was a successor who would find his own directives being countermanded by his predecessor.
    • The CEO set the agenda, and while the board may have questioned the boss's decisions, it rarely countermanded them.