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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To do away with; to get rid of completely.

Usage examples (36)
  • . . . whenever any form of government becomes destructive . . . it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it...
  • The head of MI5 is right to warn that we cannot "abolish"
  • And Obama did not "abolish" waterboarding or other methods.
  • But Cameron has repeated this commitment to "abolish" the HRA several times since. for more
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