Definition of countermand verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

countermand

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈkaʊntərˌmænd//
 
, NAmE//ˌkaʊntərˈmænd//
 
countermand something(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they countermand
 
he / she / it countermands
 
past simple countermanded
 
-ing form countermanding
 
 
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to cancel an order that has been given, especially by giving a different order
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: countermand