What are some alternative words for abolish?

Synonyms for abolish
əˈbɒl ɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abolish, get rid of(verb)

    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. abolish

    Synonyms:
    destroy, eradicate, invalidate, make void, obliterate, extirpate, abrogate, annul, subvert, cancel, revoke, quash, nullify, overthrow, annihilate, supersede, suppress, expunge

    Antonyms:
    support, sustain, cherish, promote, continue, confirm, restore, repair, revive, reinstate, enact, institute, re-enact

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. abolish(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    abrogate, annul, disannul, repeal, rescind, revoke, cancel, nullify, quash, vacate, invalidate, set aside, make void

  2. abolish(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    destroy, overthrow, subvert, obliterate, extirpate, eradicate, annihilate, extinguish, suppress, DISESTABLISH, do away, put an end to

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. abolish(v)

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

    Antonyms:
    confirm, establish

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "abolish":

    abolition, abolishing, delete, repeal, eliminate, remove, cancel, lift, abrogate, cancelled, suppress, cancellation, scrap, revoke, eradicate

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How to use abolish in a sentence?

  1. Ryan Pack:

    Capital Punishment: Capital punishment has no role in a perfect world. But since the world we live in is far from perfect I say reserve it only for the offenders who justly deserve it. We as humanity need to strive for and accomplish a just and peaceful world so that way we can abolish capital punishment altogether.

  2. Earl Blumenauer:

    We should abolish ICE and start over, focusing on our priorities to protect our families and our borders in a humane and thoughtful fashion.

  3. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Alphonse Karr:

    If we are to abolish the death penalty, I should like to see the first step taken by my friends the murderers.


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