What is the difference (semantical or local/cultural) between cancel, close vs. abolish when referred to a debit/credit card?
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In a nutshell, I would interpret these as:
I am from the US, and I feel safe in saying that no one would ever say that your account is "abolished". As far as "closed" vs "canceled", it is possible that the latter would indicate some kind of retroactive action, while the former merely indicates that at some point your account was rendered inactive. "Canceled" can denote that whatever activity took place on your account in the past was in some sense illegitimate, or that such activity is now being retroactively nullified. But this distinction is very subtle, and in general I believe the two could be used interchangeably.