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Definitions for cannot
ˈkæn ɒt, kæˈnɒt, kə-can·not

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Wiktionary

  1. cannot(Contraction)

    can not ( = am/is/are unable to); contracted into can't

    I cannot open the window. It is stuck.

  2. cannot(Contraction)

    am/are/is forbidden, not permitted to

    You cannot enter the hall without a ticket.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cannot

    am, is, or are, not able; -- written either as one word or two

    Etymology: [Can to be able + -not.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cannot

    kan′ot, v.i. to be unable. [Can and Not.]

Anagrams for cannot »

  1. Canton, canton, noncat

How to pronounce cannot?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say cannot in sign language?

  1. cannot

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cannot in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cannot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of cannot in a Sentence

  1. George Santayana:

    Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.

  2. Robert Jeffress:

    When Christians act violently they are acting in opposition to the teachings of their founder, Jesus Christ, they cannot cite a single verse in the New Testament that calls for violence against unbelievers. On the other hand, radical Islamists can point to a number of verses in the Koran calling for Muslims to ‘crucify the infidels.’.

  3. Nicole Thometz:

    In order for us to successfully release, an otter cannot become habituated to humans. Not for food. Not for any positive interaction.

  4. Enrique Pena Nieto:

    Isolationism cannot bring prosperity to a society.

  5. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy:

    The alleged police brutality in this case cannot and will not be tolerated.

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