abolish


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a·bol·ish

 (ə-bŏl′ĭsh)
tr.v. a·bol·ished, a·bol·ish·ing, a·bol·ish·es
1. To do away with; put an end to; annul: voted to abolish the tax.
2. Archaic To destroy completely.

[Middle English abolisshen, from Old French abolir, aboliss-, from Latin abolēre; see al- in Indo-European roots.]

a·bol′ish·a·ble adj.
a·bol′ish·er n.
a·bol′ish·ment n.

abolish

(əˈbɒlɪʃ)
vb
(tr) to do away with (laws, regulations, customs, etc); put an end to
[C15: from Old French aboliss- (lengthened stem of abolir), ultimately from Latin abolēre to destroy]
aˈbolishable adj
aˈbolisher n
aˈbolishment n

a•bol•ish

(əˈbɒl ɪʃ)

v.t. -ished, -ish•ing.
to do away with (a law, custom, condition, etc.) completely; put an end to; annul: to abolish slavery.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French aboliss-, long s. of abolir < Latin abolēre to destroy, efface, put an end to]
a•bol′ish•a•ble, adj.
a•bol′ish•er, n.
a•bol′ish•ment, n.

abolish


Past participle: abolished
Gerund: abolishing

Imperative
abolish
abolish
Present
I abolish
you abolish
he/she/it abolishes
we abolish
you abolish
they abolish
Preterite
I abolished
you abolished
he/she/it abolished
we abolished
you abolished
they abolished
Present Continuous
I am abolishing
you are abolishing
he/she/it is abolishing
we are abolishing
you are abolishing
they are abolishing
Present Perfect
I have abolished
you have abolished
he/she/it has abolished
we have abolished
you have abolished
they have abolished
Past Continuous
I was abolishing
you were abolishing
he/she/it was abolishing
we were abolishing
you were abolishing
they were abolishing
Past Perfect
I had abolished
you had abolished
he/she/it had abolished
we had abolished
you had abolished
they had abolished
Future
I will abolish
you will abolish
he/she/it will abolish
we will abolish
you will abolish
they will abolish
Future Perfect
I will have abolished
you will have abolished
he/she/it will have abolished
we will have abolished
you will have abolished
they will have abolished
Future Continuous
I will be abolishing
you will be abolishing
he/she/it will be abolishing
we will be abolishing
you will be abolishing
they will be abolishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been abolishing
you have been abolishing
he/she/it has been abolishing
we have been abolishing
you have been abolishing
they have been abolishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been abolishing
you will have been abolishing
he/she/it will have been abolishing
we will have been abolishing
you will have been abolishing
they will have been abolishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been abolishing
you had been abolishing
he/she/it had been abolishing
we had been abolishing
you had been abolishing
they had been abolishing
Conditional
I would abolish
you would abolish
he/she/it would abolish
we would abolish
you would abolish
they would abolish
Past Conditional
I would have abolished
you would have abolished
he/she/it would have abolished
we would have abolished
you would have abolished
they would have abolished
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.abolish - do away withabolish - do away with; "Slavery was abolished in the mid-19th century in America and in Russia"
cashier - discard or do away with; "cashier the literal sense of this word"
abrogate - revoke formally
establish, found, launch, set up - set up or found; "She set up a literacy program"

abolish

abolish

verb
1. To put an end to, especially formally and with authority:
Translations
يُبطِل، يُلْغييُلْغِي
zrušitodstranit
afskaffeophæve
lakkauttaa
ukinuti
afnema
廃止する
폐지하다
panaikinimaspanaikinti
atcelt
odpraviti
avskaffa
ยกเลิก
hủy bỏ

abolish

[əˈbɒlɪʃ] VTabolir, suprimir

abolish

[əˈbɒlɪʃ] vt [+ death penalty, slavery, capital punishment, the monarchy] → abolir; [+ fees, tax] → abolir

abolish

vtabschaffen; law alsoaufheben

abolish

[əˈbɒlɪʃ] vtabolire

abolish

(əˈboliʃ) verb
to put an end to (a custom, law etc). We must abolish the death penalty.
ˌaboˈlition (ӕ-) noun

abolish

يُلْغِي zrušit afskaffe abschaffen καταργώ abolir lakkauttaa abolir ukinuti abolire 廃止する 폐지하다 afschaffen avskaffe obalić abolir отменять avskaffa ยกเลิก yürürlükten kaldırmak hủy bỏ 废除
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So indignant were the packers that they went farther, and compelled the mayor to abolish the whole bureau of inspection; so that since then there has not been even a pretense of any interference with the graft.
Tom can persuade him into things which other people can't--not all things; I don't mean that, but a good many--particularly one class of things: the things that create or abolish personal partialities or prejudices in the old man's mind.
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Sir Charles does not want to minister to poverty, but to abolish it.
She has done most to abolish the old-time roughness and vulgarity.
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But it could not be less folly to abolish liberty, which is essential to political life, because it nourishes faction, than it would be to wish the annihilation of air, which is essential to animal life, because it imparts to fire its destructive agency.
There is no need to abolish that; the development of industry has to a great extent already destroyed it, and is still destroying it daily.
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
The policeman considers him an imbecile civilian, a remnant of the barbarous watchmen times, but gives him admission as something that must be borne with until government shall abolish him.
But if we consider this matter in another point of view, it will appear to require great caution; for when the advantage proposed is trifling, as the accustoming the people easily to abolish their laws is of bad consequence, it is evidently better to pass over some faults which either the legislator or the magistrates may have committed; for the alterations will not be of so much service as a habit of disobeying the magistrates will be of disservice.
It were unmerciful, I know, quite to abolish the use of these screens, which are of eminent convenience, whether the guest is too great or too little.