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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To do away with; to get rid of completely.

Usage examples (39)
  • . . . whenever any form of government becomes destructive . . . it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it...
  • But the fair tax also fits into Mr. Huckabee's populist pitch as a way to "abolish" the hated IRS.
  • Or will the EU simply "abolish" war, as it has "abolished" so many other things: national feelings, economic laws, and so on?
  • The head of MI5 is right to warn that we cannot "abolish" for more
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