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əˈbɒl ɪʃabol·ish

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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.

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

  2. abolish(Verb)

    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. 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

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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  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. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Abolish or violate any law, rule, or constitution is the act of disloyalty to the state and its people; it does not fall under the good faith; it is the way of the traitor. Giving legal status such a traitor to any reason is itself a crime.

  2. Philip Luther:

    The Iranian authorities’ prolific use of corporal punishment, including on children, demonstrates a shocking disregard for basic humanity, they should immediately abolish all forms of such punishment, which in Iran includes amputation and blinding as well as flogging.

  3. Benjamin Franklin:

    Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.

  4. Dejan Stojanovic:

    New vandals will destroy what former vandals failed to abolish.

  5. John Dalberg:

    The law of liberty tends to abolish the reign of race over race, of faith over faith, of class over class. It is not the realization of a political ideal it is the discharge of a moral obligation.

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