Meaning of ABOLISH in English




to bring to an end often by formal or concerted action

abolish a tax

Synonyms: abate, abrogate, annihilate, annul, circumduct, invalidate, negate, nullify, quash, undo, vitiate

Related Word: cancel, disallow, disannul, repeal, rescind, revoke, vacate

Idioms: bring to naught, make void, set aside

Contrasted words: conserve, preserve, save; keep, retain


Synonyms: annihilate 2, abate, blot out, eradicate, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, root out, uproot, wipe (out)

Contrasted words: found, institute

Antonyms: establish

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