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Synonyms for abolish
əˈbɒl ɪʃabol·ish

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.7 / 9 votes

  1. abolish

    Abolish, to do away with, bring absolutely to an end, especially as something hostile, hindering, or harmful, was formerly used of persons and material objects, a usage now obsolete except in poetry or highly figurative speech. Abolish is now used of institutions, customs, and conditions, especially those wide-spread and long existing; as, to abolish slavery, ignorance, intemperance, poverty. A building that is burned to the ground is said to be destroyed by fire. Annihilate, as a philosophical term, signifies to put absolutely out of existence. As far as our knowledge goes, matter is never annihilated, but only changes its form. Some believe that the wicked will be annihilated. Abolish is not said of laws. There we use repeal, abrogate, nullify, etc.: repeal by the enacting body, nullify by revolutionary proceedings; a later statute abrogates, without formally repealing, any earlier law with which it conflicts. An appellate court may reverse or set aside the decision of an inferior court. Overthrow may be used in either a good or a bad sense; suppress is commonly in a good, subvert always in a bad sense; as, to subvert our liberties; to suppress a rebellion. The law prohibits what may never have existed; it abolishes an existing evil. We abate a nuisance, terminate a controversy. Compare CANCEL; DEMOLISH; EXTERMINATE.

    Synonyms:
    abate, abrogate, annihilate, annul, destroy, end, end, eradicate, exterminate, extirpate, nullify, obliterate, overthrow, prohibit, remove, repeal, reverse, revoke, set aside, stamp out, subvert, supplant, suppress, terminate

    Antonyms:
    authorize, cherish, confirm, continue, enact, establish, institute, introduce, legalize, promote, reinstate, renew, repair, restore, revive, set up, support, sustain

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 5 votes

  1. abolish, get rid ofverb

    do away with

    "Slavery was abolished in the mid-19th century in America and in Russia"

    Synonyms:
    get rid of, extinguish, remove, eliminate, do away with

    Antonyms:
    found, set up, establish, launch

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. abolishverb

    Synonyms:
    annul, nullify, abrogate, invalidate, repeal, revoke, rescind, disannul, set aside, destroy

    Antonyms:
    confirm, establish

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How to use abolish in a sentence?

  1. Ted Cruz:

    If I am elected president I will direct the U.S. Department of Education that Common Core ends today and I will fight to abolish the federal Department of Education.

  2. Daniel Webster:

    Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes to society.

  3. Corey Feldman:

    I want to be very clear. I stand for any and all victims of sexual abuse or assault, as a survivor and someone who has been fighting for this to become a focal topic of our society for decades and is fighting diligently to abolish the statutes of limitations across the country, I applaud all victims for letting their voices be heard and I encourage the public debate to continue.

  4. Torunn Sinclair:

    Every vulnerable Democrat who takes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s money has signed onto her insane socialist agenda that wants to defund the police, abolish private healthh insurance and open our borders.

  5. John F. Kennedy:

    The world is very different now. For man holds in his hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life.


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