v. cancel; revoke command or order; order or direct in opposition to; prohibit; forbid
The general decided to countermand the orders issued in his absence.
All the president said in that statement taken in context is … that subordinates are bound by what their superiors tell them. But the president in no way countermanded the guidance that is actually being challenged in this case.
Sentence in Classic:
George neither spoke to nor looked at Legree, who did not countermand his orders, but stood, whistling, with an air of forced unconcern.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe Context
The count was not angry even when they told him that Natasha had countermanded an order of his, and the servants now came to her to ask whether a cart was sufficiently loaded, and whether it might be corded up.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
A week of remorse nearly made Meg sick, and the discovery that John had countermanded the order for his new greatcoat reduced her to a state of despair which was pathetic to behold.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
Impossible to conceal ourselves inside it without the artists seeing us, and then they will get off simply by countermanding the vaudeville.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context