cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect
"I wish I could undo my actions"
deprive of certain characteristics
cause the ruin or downfall of
"A single mistake undid the President and he had to resign"
untie, undo, loosen(verb)
cause to become loose
"undo the shoelace"; "untie the knot"; "loosen the necktie"
remove the outer cover or wrapping of
"Let's unwrap the gifts!"; "undo the parcel"
To reverse the effects of an action.
Fortunately, we can undo most of the damage to the system by the war.
Could you undo my buckle for me?
to reverse, as what has been done; to annul; to bring to naught
to loose; to open; to take to piece; to unfasten; to untie; hence, to unravel; to solve; as, to undo a knot; to undo a puzzling question; to undo a riddle
to bring to poverty; to impoverish; to ruin, as in reputation, morals, hopes, or the like; as, many are undone by unavoidable losses, but more undo themselves by vices and dissipation, or by indolence
Undo is a command in many computer programs. It erases the last change done to the document reverting it to an older state. In some more advanced programs such as graphic processing, undo will negate the last command done to the file being edited. The opposite of undo is redo. The redo command reverses the undo or advances the buffer to a more current state. In most Windows applications, the Undo command is activated by pressing the Ctrl+Z or Alt+Backspace keybindings. In virtually all Macintosh applications, the Undo command is activated by pressing Command-Z. The common command for Redo on Microsoft Windows systems is Ctrl+Y or Ctrl+Shift+Z. The common command for Redo on Apple Macintosh systems is Command-Shift-Z.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
un-dōō′, v.t. to reverse what has been done: to bring to naught: to loose: to open: to unravel: to impoverish: to ruin, as in reputation: (Shak.) to leave undone.—ns. Undo′er; Undo′ing, the reversal of what has been done: ruin.—adj. Undone′, not done: ruined: untied, unfastened.
The numerical value of undo in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of undo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This ONLY is denied God The power to undo the past.
This only is denied to God the power to undo the past.
This only is denied to God: the power to undo the past.
In France, we have long favored the diesel engine. This was a mistake, and we will progressively undo that, intelligently and pragmatically.
It will be negligent of the government to undo what we did. We applied our minds when coming up with the new rates and can't just change because of an outcry.
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- desferCatalan, Valencian
- navrátit, odčinitCzech
- losmachen, abschnallen, rückgängig machen, öffnen, lösenGerman
- deshacer, desatarSpanish
- avata, kumotaFinnish
- défaire, annuler, délierFrench
- fuasgail, neo-dhèanScottish Gaelic
- slacciare, annullare, disfareItalian
- ほどく, アンドゥ, はずす, 取り消す, 解くJapanese
- abrogo, destruoLatin
- whakamatara, wetewete, wewete, weteMāori
- ontdoen, ongedaan maken, tenietdoen, losmakenDutch
- løsne, rette opp, angreNorwegian
- desatar, desfazerPortuguese
- вернуть, отменить, развязать, расстегнуть, отменять, развязывать, расстёгивать, возвращатьRussian
- geri almak, çözmekTurkish
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