abolish, get rid of(verb)
do away with
"Slavery was abolished in the mid-19th century in America and in Russia"
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.
To put an end to or destroy, as a physical object; to wipe out.
Origin: First attested in 1459. From abolisshen, from abolir, from abolere, present active infinitive of aboleo, from ab + oleo.
to do away with wholly; to annul; to make void; -- said of laws, customs, institutions, governments, etc.; as, to abolish slavery, to abolish folly
to put an end to, or destroy, as a physical objects; to wipe out
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ab-ol′ish, v.t. to put an end to: to annul.—adj. Abol′ishable, capable of being abolished.—ns. Abol′ishment (rare); Aboli′tion, the act of abolishing; Aboli′tionism, advocacy of abolitionist principles; Aboli′tionist, one who seeks to abolish anything, esp. slavery. [Fr. abolir, aboliss—from L. abolēre, -itum—ab, from, olēre, to grow. The prep. ab here reverses the meaning of the simple verb.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'abolish' in Verbs Frequency: #753
The numerical value of abolish in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of abolish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If we are to abolish the death penalty, I should like to see the first step taken by my friends the murderers.
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.
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.
President Joko Widodo should set the military straight and immediately abolish the requirement and prevent all military hospitals from administering it.
We need to pass fundamental tax reform making our tax code simpler, flatter, fairer, and I’ll tell you, the single most important tax reform, we should abolish the IRS.
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- يلغي, يبطل, دمرArabic
- скасаваць, касавацьBelarusian
- према́хвам, отменям, унищожа́вамBulgarian
- suprimir, abolirCatalan, Valencian
- dinistrio, diddymuWelsh
- abschaffen, vernichtenGerman
- καταργώ, καταλύωGreek
- abolicii, forigiEsperanto
- abrogar, quitar, abolir, suprimir, destrozarSpanish
- tühistama, kaotamaEstonian
- lopettaa, lakkauttaaFinnish
- détruire, abolir, supprimerFrench
- ביטל, הרסHebrew
- समाप्त करनाHindi
- aboliHaitian Creole
- 止める, 打破, 廃止, 無くすJapanese
- vernietigen, afschaffenDutch
- forkaste, avskaffeNorwegian
- znosić, obalić, obalać, znieśćPolish
- abolir, arrasar, suprimir, acabar com, destroçarPortuguese
- aboli, distrugeRomanian
- уничтожать, отменять, уничтожить, отменитьRussian
- överge, förkastaSwedish
- เลิก, ยกเลิก, ยุบเลิกThai
- касувати, скасуватиUkrainian
- finidön, säkibönVolapük
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