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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