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əˈbɒl ɪʃabol·ish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abolish, get rid ofverb

    do away with

    "Slavery was abolished in the mid-19th century in America and in Russia"

Wiktionary

  1. abolishverb

    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.

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

  2. abolishverb

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abolishverb

    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. Abolishverb

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abolish

    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, -itumab, from, olēre, to grow. The prep. ab here reverses the meaning of the simple verb.]

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abolish in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abolish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of abolish in a Sentence

  1. Justin Blake:

    We must abolish the right for policemen to beseen on a higher plane than citizens of the United States.

  2. Mark Pocan:

    I ’m introducing legislation that would abolish ICE and crack down on the agency’s blanket directive to target and round up individuals and families, the heartless actions of this abused agency do not represent the values of our nation and the U.S. must develop a more humane immigration system, one that treats every person with dignity and respect.

  3. Linda Lakhdhir:

    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, it's not too late to reverse course and take steps to fully protect speech and assembly in Myanmar.

  4. John Fetterman:

    The Senate needs to act right now, and if I were in the The Senate, I would proudly cast the 51st vote to abolish the filibuster and pass the Voting Rights Act and Voting Rights Act, our democracy depends on it.

  5. 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.

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