EU Court Rules Cypriots Can Get Back Seized Land
In a move that could rattle peace talks, Europe's highest court ruled that judges in Cyprus can compel the return of land seized after the 1974 Turkish invasion.
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verb [T] -ll-
1 to force someone to do something:
[+ to infinitive] As a school boy he was compelled to wear shorts even in winter.
FORMAL The new circumstances compelled a change in policy.
See also compulsion (FORCE).
2 FORMAL to produce a strong feeling or reaction, sometimes unwillingly:
Over the years her work has compelled universal admiration and trust.
adjective [after verb]
[+ to infinitive] He felt compelled to (= He felt he had to) report the incident.
1 If a reason, argument, etc. is compelling, it makes you believe it or accept it because it is so strong:
It's a fairly compelling argument for going.
2 very exciting and interesting and making you want to watch or listen:
I found the whole film very compelling.
a compelling story
(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)
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verb -ll- or US USUALLY -l-
1 [I or T] to decide that an organized event will not happen, or to stop an order for goods or services that you no longer want:
They've had to cancel tomorrow's football match because of the bad weather.
The 7.10 train to London has been cancelled.
to cancel a magazine subscription
2 [T] to mark a stamp to show that it has been used and cannot be used again
v., -celed also -celled, -cel·ing -cel·ling, -cels -cels. v.tr.
- To cross out with lines or other markings. See synonyms at erase.
- To annul or invalidate.
- To mark or perforate (a postage stamp or check, for example) to indicate that it may not be used again.
- To equalize or make up for; offset: Today's decline in stock price canceled out yesterday's gain.
- To remove (a common factor) from the numerator and denominator of a fractional expression.
- To remove (a common factor or term) from both sides of an equation or inequality.
- Printing. To omit or delete.
To neutralize one another; counterbalance: two opposing forces that canceled out.
cancellation Show phonetics
noun [C or U]
when someone decides that an organized event will not happen or stops an order for something:
Many trains are subject to cancellation because of the flooding.
The theatre tickets were sold out, so we waited to see if there were any cancellations (= unwanted returned tickets).