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This button is used to remove/release/cancel the locked state of the door.

I would like to know which of remove, release, and cancel is suitable for the sentence above I created.

I think "This button is used to unlock the door" may be better, but I would like answers to my question.

  • Does the same button relock the door? Toggle might be the best option. Does the button have a label? Cancel or release are better than remove, but none of these options is optimal. – joiedevivre May 5 '18 at 4:43
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"This button is used to unlock the door"

Quite clear.

This button is used to release the locked state of the door.

Pretty good.

This button is used to remove the locked state of the door.

No. You don't "remove" a locked state.

This button is used to cancel the locked state of the door.

No. It is not a computer popup.

Other random suggestions:

"The lock/unlock button"
"The unlock button"
"Press this button to unlock the door."
"Press this button to lock or unlock the door."

  • Plus oned. However I'd be tempted to put in bold, italic and caps the suggestion that they simply use the verb "unlock". The habituation to pursue the implementation of overly elaborated lexis in circumlocution regarding eventualities with synonymously perfect and demographically preferred words must be resisted. – fred2 Apr 7 '19 at 12:20

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