Definitions for abolishəˈbɒl 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"

Wiktionary

  1. abolish(Verb)

    To do away with wholly; to annul; to make void; to end a law, system, custom or institution

    Slavery was abolished in the nineteenth century.

  2. abolish(Verb)

    To put an end to or destroy, as a physical object; to wipe out.

  3. Origin: First attested in 1459. From abolisshen, from abolir, from abolere, present active infinitive of aboleo, from ab + oleo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abolish(verb)

    to do away with wholly; to annul; to make void; -- said of laws, customs, institutions, governments, etc.; as, to abolish slavery, to abolish folly

  2. Abolish(verb)

    to put an end to, or destroy, as a physical objects; to wipe out

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'abolish' in Verbs Frequency: #753

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Stephane Mallarme:

    A throw of the dice will never abolish chance.

  2. Dejan Stojanovic:

    New vandals will destroy what former vandals failed to abolish.

  3. Alphonse Karr:

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

  4. Van Seggelen:

    We are not going to abolish the system and wait and see, we need to have a package of measures which safeguard the future.

  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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