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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
References in classic literature ?
The French Revolution, for example, abolished feudal property in favour of bourgeois property.
If the proletariat during its contest with the bourgeoisie is compelled, by the force of circumstances, to organise itself as a class, if, by means of a revolution, it makes itself the ruling class, and, as such, sweeps away by force the old conditions of production, then it will, along with these conditions, have swept away the conditions for the existence of class antagonisms and of classes generally, and will thereby have abolished its own supremacy as a class.
Were it proposed by the plan of the convention to abolish the governments of the particular States, its adversaries would have some ground for their objection; though it would not be difficult to show that if they were abolished the general government would be compelled, by the principle of self-preservation, to reinstate them in their proper jurisdiction.
I found it was "the act of abolishing;" but then I did not know what was to be abolished.
So far from complying with this their inclination, by which all hopes of reformation would have been abolished, and even the gate shut against her if her own inclinations should ever hereafter lead her to chuse the road of virtue, Mr Allworthy rather chose to encourage the girl to return thither by the only possible means; for too true I am afraid it is, that many women have become abandoned, and have sunk to the last degree of vice, by being unable to retrieve the first slip.
The viceroy, disappointed in his scheme, vented all his rage upon Father James, whom the patriarch had given him as his confessor; the good man was carried, bound hand and foot, into the middle of the camp; the viceroy gave the first stab in the throat, and all the rest struck him with their lances, and dipped their weapons in his blood, promising each other that they would never accept of any act of oblivion or terms of peace by which the Catholic religion was not abolished throughout the empire, and all those who professed it either banished or put to death.
Needless to say that henceforth the use of Colour was abolished, and its possession prohibited.
This man abolished the old soldiery, organized the new, gave up old alliances, made new ones; and as he had his own soldiers and allies, on such foundations he was able to build any edifice: thus, whilst he had endured much trouble in acquiring, he had but little in keeping.
It has literally abolished the isolation of separate families, and has made us members of one great family.
To give New York the seven million electric lights that have abolished night in that city requires twelve private exchanges and five hundred and twelve telephones.
A few years since the annual charge for a cab license was very much reduced, and the difference between the six and seven days' cabs was abolished.
It hushed the eloquent, struck down the powerful, abolished the beautiful and good.