Synonyms for abolishing

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

Top 10 synonyms for abolishing Other synonyms for the word abolishing

Définition of abolishing

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 :
  • In 1831, a movement was on foot to agitate the question of abolishing slavery.
  • Extract from : « Cleveland Past and Present » by Maurice Joblin
  • I found it was "the act of abolishing;" but then I did not know what was to be abolished.
  • Extract from : « The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass » by Frederick Douglass
  • Provision is already taken place in Connecticut for abolishing it.
  • Extract from : « The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918 » by Various
  • As to that abolishing he was perfectly conscious of his own weakness.
  • Extract from : « Cousin Henry » by Anthony Trollope
  • It came to him, this abolishing of Estelle, always more easily than it came to Claire.
  • Extract from : « The Dark Tower » by Phyllis Bottome
  • Would you not recommend the abolishing of the interviewer entirely?
  • Extract from : « Mal Moule » by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  • And to talk of abolishing Millionnaires, Charlie, is coming it strong.
  • Extract from : « Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 93, November 26, 1887 » by Various
  • The attempt to destroy faith, in the abolishing of religion.
  • Extract from : « The Wasted Generation » by Owen Johnson
  • "It has at least the merit of abolishing adultery," chuckled Charrigaud.
  • Extract from : « A Chambermaid's Diary » by Octave Mirbeau
  • He thought that there was no better means of abolishing Christianity.
  • Extract from : « The Death of the Gods » by Dmitri Mrejkowski

Antonyms for abolishing

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