Abolish is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of abolish, followed by 44 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - do away with
EXAMPLES - Abolish in a Sentence
- The head of MI5 is right to warn that we cannot "abolish" (source)
- And Obama did not "abolish" waterboarding or other methods. (source)
- Sorry, but to merely "abolish" the Federal Reserve is not enough. (source)
- Tear out the welfare state root and branch, and abolish the Fed, too! (source)
- Far more successful was the movement to abolish prostitution entirely. (source)
- Meanwhile, some lawmakers are seeking to abolish the program altogether. (source)
- Amend the criminal code so as to abolish prison sentences for press offences. (source)
- But Cameron has repeated this commitment to "abolish" the HRA several times since. (source)
- You cannot "abolish" money without eliminating the necessity of symmetric exchange. (source)
- If so, I move to insert in his proposition after the word "abolish" the words "or impair." (source)
- And the Patriots did "abolish" English rule here, leading to the creation of the United States. (source)
- Parliament voted to abolish slavery in Britain in 1807 and then in the West Indies in the 1830s. (source)
- But the fair tax also fits into Mr. Huckabee's populist pitch as a way to "abolish" the hated IRS. (source)
- Rose said: "My recommended areas of learning will not 'abolish' subjects such as history or geography. (source)
- It is clear that political parties lack the will to abolish such bills as it threatens their voter base. (source)
- Robert F. Kennedy Jr. wants to 'abolish' carbon usage and sees a direct comparison to the end of slavery. (source)
- Let's be consistent, if the republicans don't want national healthcare, they should try to abolish Medicare as well. (source)
- The Congress is, of course, going to abolish their own health care plan and enroll themselves in the new plan, right? (source)
- Quoted in 1Co 15: 54, in support of the resurrection. swallow up ... in victory -- completely and permanently "abolish" (2Ti (source)
- Or will the EU simply "abolish" war, as it has "abolished" so many other things: national feelings, economic laws, and so on? (source)
- Will McConnell do, as Howard Gleckman suggested he must, in order to balance the budget by 2020, "abolish" the entirety of government. (source)
- In many elections leaders had promised to "abolish" the presidency not to extend the term limits, the newspaper quoted a reader as saying. (source)
- Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi is set to ask the United Nations to 'abolish' Switzerland and share the land among its neighbouring countries. (source)
- They have sought to abolish any constitutional protection for privacy and, most of all, to eliminate constitutional protections for abortions. (source)
- Russia announced a moratorium on capital punishment when it joined the Council of Europe in 1996 and pledged to abolish it, but hasn't done so. (source)
- And here, perhaps, we may be pardoned for the digression necessary to show the exact definition of the terms abolish, abolition and abolitionist. (source)
- Reform the national security law so as to abolish administrative detention, which allows the authorities to imprison people because of what they think. (source)
- Hudak has announced he will abolish the Ontario Human Rights Commission, while Hillier has alternatively said he will "abolish" or "reform or abolish" the OHRC. (source)
- TD: I was recently confronted by a skeptical nuclear scientist at a lecture at Stanford University who asked me this question; he instead proposed, why abolish all 23,000? (source)
- A proposal is currently going through the Catalan parliament which, if and when it is finally approved this summer, will abolish the corrida once and for all in the region. (source)
- He was referring to the Volker Rule which would force the banks to abolish big risk taking, investing in hedge funds, private equity and derivatives from traditional banking. (source)
- The belle of the Tea Party ball, Paul's desire to abolish the Department of Education and the IRS (among other colorful policy prescriptions) gives him conservative bonafides. (source)
- I also don't think they will actually abolish is simply because men would have to be paying child support for kids they wouldn't want to have, so I am pretty sure men would not go for it. (source)
- The mischief done by privateering, which the great Powers of Europe have agreed to abolish, is as nothing compared with the wholesale suffering which the blockade now being enforced by the (source)
- Salazar called the latest report "deeply disturbing" and said it highlights the need for changes he has proposed, including a plan to abolish the minerals agency and replace it with three new entities. (source)
- Unfortunately, the values and ideals were also created by those badly behaved Europeans in conditions that the European Union is now desperate to abolish, that is small and medium-sized, competing political entities. (source)
- Vouchers, charter schools, mayoral control, the power to "abolish" individual teaching positions and chancellor-controlled teacher evaluations - all of these have been part of the school landscape in Washington for years. (source)
- Cieslewicz, who proposed the increase to $2 for a basic cash fare, recently told City Council members that he'd "abolish" the TPC or not reappoint members if the commission doesn't follow the council's wishes on an increase. (source)
- Long after the ringleader of the gang who kidnapped and murdered her daughter was put to death, her heart is still full of hatred, so much so that she has threatened to mobilize voters to "abolish" the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT). (source)
- Taylor spun stories of Benjamin Franklin as a praying man who wept after signing the Constitution, and Thomas Jefferson as a conflicted soul who wished to abolish slavery but because of his benevolence was reluctant to free his own slaves. (source)
- The essence of this point, in my mind, is nothing incredibly deep, but simply the point that what SC said was much broader and more general than is generally understood, that it did not "abolish" Latin and said nothing about the priest's posture. (source)
- Monckton does a good job in showing the unreliability of many of the UN figures, explaining how it managed to "abolish" the Mediaeval Warm Period and produce the infamous ice hockey stick graph, since then disproved by just about every reliable scientist. (source)
- A little over a week after taking office, Salazar traveled to the agency's Lakewood, Colo., office to launch an Interior Department ethics program, complete with a new employee code of conduct, and he moved quickly to abolish a controversial royalty-in-kind program that allowed energy companies to avoid paying billions in federal revenue. (source)
- Paul also opposes farm subsidies; wants to abolish the Fed, the original act that founded it, and the currency-reserve system; wants to abolish the departments of education, energy, and commerce; opposes U.S. involvement in the United Nations; opposes the Patriot Act; wants to vastly reduce Pentagon spending; is strictly anti-abortion; and favors legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 44 example sentences provided below is 48.0, which suggests that "abolish" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 48 synonyms for abolish.
abate, abrogate, annihilate, annul, call off, cancel, destroy, disestablish, dissolve, end, eradicate, erase, expunge, extinguish, extirpate, finish, inhibit, invalidate, kill, negate, nix, nullify, obliterate, overthrow, overturn, prohibit, put an end to, put kibosh on, put the kibosh on, quash, repeal, repudiate, rescind, revoke, scrub, set aside, squelch, stamp out, subvert, supersede, suppress, terminate, undo, vacate, vitiate, void, wipe out, zap
We have 34 antonyms for abolish.
aid, allow, approve, assist, bear, begin, build, commence, confirm, construct, continue, create, enact, establish, fix, give birth, help, initiate, institute, keep, legalize, pass, permit, promote, ratify, revive, sanction, save, schedule, set up, start, support, uphold, validate
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of abolish from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To do away with; annul.
- (verb-transitive) To destroy completely.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To do away with wholly; to annul; to make void; -- said of laws, customs, institutions, governments, etc..
- (verb-transitive) To put an end to, or destroy, as a physical objects; to wipe out.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To do away with; put an end to; destroy; efface or obliterate; annihilate: as, to abolish customs or institutions; to abolish slavery; to abolish idols (Isa. ii. 18); to abolish death (2 Tim. i. 10).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) do away with