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Synonyms for abolish
əˈbɒl ɪʃabol·ish

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Words

  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. White House:

    Calls to abolish ICE are an insult to these heroic law enforcement officers who make sacrifices every day to secure our borders, enforce our laws, and protect our safety and security.

  2. Nisha Varia:

    The Indonesian armed forces should recognise that harmful and humiliating 'virginity tests' on women recruits do nothing to strengthen national security, president Joko Widodo should set the military straight and immediately abolish the requirement and prevent all military hospitals from administering it.

  3. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    My opponent has literally called ICE' fascist,' yet he refuses to take the stance of abolishing it, which, to me, is morally incomprehensible. Words mean something, and the moment you have identified something as fascist, that with it carries a moral responsibility to abolish it, that's what I'm talking about when we say that norms have been eroded : that we literally have elected officials arguing to basically retain fascist agencies. And that's on the left.

  4. Alfred Victor Vigny:

    Above all, we must abolish hope in the heart of man. A calm despair, without angry convulsions, without reproaches to Heaven, is the essence of wisdom.

  5. Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex (1950):

    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.


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