Synonyms for abolish

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-bol-ish
Phonetic Transcription : əˈbɒl ɪʃ

Top 10 synonyms for abolish Other synonyms for the word abolish

Définition of abolish

Origin :
  • mid-15c., from Middle French aboliss-, present participle stem of abolir "to abolish" (15c.), from Latin abolere "destroy, cause to die out, retard the growth of," perhaps from ab- "from" (see ab-) + adolere "to grow," from PIE *ol-eye-, causative of root *al- "to grow, nourish" (see old), and perhaps formed as an antonym to adolere. But the Latin word rather could be from a root in common with Greek ollymi, apollymi "destroy." Tucker writes that there has been a confusion of forms in Latin, based on similar roots, one meaning "to grow," the other "to destroy." Application to persons and concrete objects has long been obsolete. Related: Abolished; abolishing.
  • verb do away with or put an end to
Example sentences :
  • Then there was a debate upon the proposition to abolish the mission to Rome.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 11, June 11, 1870 » by Various
  • It is the highest power of divine moments that they abolish our contritions also.
  • Extract from : « Essays, First Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • If that which is should therefore remain, why abolish the slavery of men?
  • Extract from : « The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV » by Various
  • No proposition to abolish it ever was made in the Legislature thereafter.
  • Extract from : « The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV » by Various
  • His manner always was, as recorded, with the exception of one night, to preach on the very day that he was laboring to abolish.
  • Extract from : « The Seventh Day Sabbath, a Perpetual Sign, from the Beginning to the Entering into the Gates of the Holy City, According to the Commandment » by Joseph Bates
  • It was far from the object of those who seized on the power of the Cæsars to abolish that power.
  • Extract from : « The Book-Hunter » by John Hill Burton
  • He was firm to the end in his effort to abolish the slave trade.
  • Extract from : « The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918 » by Various
  • It did not abolish slavery, but simply repealed the previous act.
  • Extract from : « The Journal of Negro History, Volume 6, 1921 » by Various
  • Abolish the system, and the sucklings will die of starvation.
  • Extract from : « The Invisible Government » by Dan Smoot
  • They will abolish themselves when their work is done, but not before.
  • Extract from : « Daily Thoughts » by Charles Kingsley

Antonyms for abolish

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