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Synonyms for abolish
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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.6 / 8 votes
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.
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
authorize, cherish, confirm, continue, enact, establish, institute, introduce, legalize, promote, reinstate, renew, repair, restore, revive, set up, support, sustain
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 5 votes
destroy, eradicate, invalidate, make void, obliterate, extirpate, abrogate, annul, subvert, cancel, revoke, quash, nullify, overthrow, annihilate, supersede, suppress, expunge
support, sustain, cherish, promote, continue, confirm, restore, repair, revive, reinstate, enact, institute, re-enact
Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 5 votes
abolish, get rid ofverb
do away with
"Slavery was abolished in the mid-19th century in America and in Russia"
get rid of, extinguish, remove, eliminate, do away with
Dictionary of English Synonymes2.0 / 2 votes
abrogate, annul, disannul, repeal, rescind, revoke, cancel, nullify, quash, vacate, invalidate, set aside, make void
destroy, overthrow, subvert, obliterate, extirpate, eradicate, annihilate, extinguish, suppress, DISESTABLISH, do away, put an end to
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How to use abolish in a sentence?
To establish any mode to abolish war, however advantageous it might be to Nations, would be to take from such Government the most lucrative of its branches.
When we abolish the slavery of half of humanity, together with the whole system of hypocrisy it implies, then the 'division' of humanity will reveal its genuine significance and the human couple will find its true form.
Aung San Suu Kyi's government has had a real opportunity to abolish the tools of oppression used by the military juntas, but has instead used them against peaceful critics and protesters.
Steps to limit or abolish the death penalty don’t come easily politically.
No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
Translations for abolish
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- دمر, يبطل, يلغيArabic
- скасаваць, касавацьBelarusian
- према́хвам, унищожа́вам, отменямBulgarian
- abolir, suprimirCatalan, Valencian
- diddymu, dinistrioWelsh
- abschaffen, vernichtenGerman
- καταλύω, καταργώGreek
- abolicii, forigiEsperanto
- abolir, destrozar, abrogar, suprimir, quitarSpanish
- tühistama, kaotamaEstonian
- lakkauttaa, lopettaaFinnish
- supprimer, abolir, détruireFrench
- ביטל, הרסHebrew
- समाप्त करनाHindi
- aboliHaitian Creole
- 無くす, 打破, 止める, 廃止Japanese
- vernietigen, afschaffenDutch
- forkaste, avskaffeNorwegian
- znieść, znosić, obalać, obalićPolish
- abolir, suprimir, destroçar, arrasar, acabar comPortuguese
- distruge, aboliRomanian
- уничтожить, отменить, отменять, уничтожатьRussian
- förkasta, övergeSwedish
- ยกเลิก, ยุบเลิก, เลิกThai
- скасувати, касуватиUkrainian
- خاتمہ کرناUrdu
- säkibön, finidönVolapük
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