abolish

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) enPR: ə-bŏl'ĭsh IPA (key): /əˈbɒlɪʃ/
  • (US) IPA (key): /əˈbɑl.ɪʃ/ or /əˈbɑl.əʃ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: a‧bo‧lish

Verb[change]

Plain form
abolish

Third-person singular
abolishes

Past tense
abolished

Past participle
abolished

Present participle
abolishing

  1. When you abolish something, you end it by making it invalid or illegal. You usually use the word "abolish" in regard to laws or actions.
    The censorship law was abolished due to huge opposition by many people.