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After all, despite the economic advantage to firms that employed child labor, it was in the social interest, as a national policy, to abolish it - removing that advantage for all firms.
Barry Commoner

Meaning of "abolish" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ABOLISH

From Old French aboliss- (lengthened stem of abolir), ultimately from Latin abolēre to destroy.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ABOLISH

abolish  [əˈbɒlɪʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ABOLISH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Abolish is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb abolish in English.

WHAT DOES ABOLISH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Abolition

Abolition refers to the act of putting an end to something by law. It may refer to: ▪ the abolition of slavery ▪ the abolition of the death penalty, also called capital punishment ▪ the abolition of monarchy ▪ the abolition of nuclear weapons ▪ the abolition of prisons...

Definition of abolish in the English dictionary

The definition of abolish in the dictionary is to do away with ; put an end to.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ABOLISH

PRESENT

Present
I abolish
you abolish
he/she/it abolishes
we abolish
you abolish
they abolish
Present continuous
I am abolishing
you are abolishing
he/she/it is abolishing
we are abolishing
you are abolishing
they are abolishing
Present perfect
I have abolished
you have abolished
he/she/it has abolished
we have abolished
you have abolished
they have abolished
Present perfect continuous
I have been abolishing
you have been abolishing
he/she/it has been abolishing
we have been abolishing
you have been abolishing
they have been abolishing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I abolished
you abolished
he/she/it abolished
we abolished
you abolished
they abolished
Past continuous
I was abolishing
you were abolishing
he/she/it was abolishing
we were abolishing
you were abolishing
they were abolishing
Past perfect
I had abolished
you had abolished
he/she/it had abolished
we had abolished
you had abolished
they had abolished
Past perfect continuous
I had been abolishing
you had been abolishing
he/she/it had been abolishing
we had been abolishing
you had been abolishing
they had been abolishing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will abolish
you will abolish
he/she/it will abolish
we will abolish
you will abolish
they will abolish
Future continuous
I will be abolishing
you will be abolishing
he/she/it will be abolishing
we will be abolishing
you will be abolishing
they will be abolishing
Future perfect
I will have abolished
you will have abolished
he/she/it will have abolished
we will have abolished
you will have abolished
they will have abolished
Future perfect continuous
I will have been abolishing
you will have been abolishing
he/she/it will have been abolishing
we will have been abolishing
you will have been abolishing
they will have been abolishing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would abolish
you would abolish
he/she/it would abolish
we would abolish
you would abolish
they would abolish
Conditional continuous
I would be abolishing
you would be abolishing
he/she/it would be abolishing
we would be abolishing
you would be abolishing
they would be abolishing
Conditional perfect
I would have abolish
you would have abolish
he/she/it would have abolish
we would have abolish
you would have abolish
they would have abolish
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been abolishing
you would have been abolishing
he/she/it would have been abolishing
we would have been abolishing
you would have been abolishing
they would have been abolishing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you abolish
we let´s abolish
you abolish
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to abolish
Past participle
abolished
Present Participle
abolishing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ABOLISH


accomplish
əˈkɒmplɪʃ
bullish
ˈbʊlɪʃ
churlish
ˈtʃɜːlɪʃ
delish
dɪˈlɪʃ
demolish
dɪˈmɒlɪʃ
depolish
diːˈpɒlɪʃ
devilish
ˈdɛvəlɪʃ
dollish
ˈdɒlɪʃ
embellish
ɪmˈbɛlɪʃ
English
ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ
establish
ɪˈstæblɪʃ
foolish
ˈfuːlɪʃ
Hamlisch
ˈhæmlɪʃ
polish
ˈpɒlɪʃ
publish
ˈpʌblɪʃ
relish
ˈrɛlɪʃ
repolish
riːˈpɒlɪʃ
republish
ˌriːˈpʌblɪʃ
stylish
ˈstaɪlɪʃ
unpolish
ʌnˈpɒlɪʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ABOLISH

aboard
abode
abodement
abohm
aboideau
aboideaux
aboil
aboiteau
aboiteaux
abolishable
abolisher
abolishment
abolition
abolitional
abolitionary
abolitionism
abolitionist
abolla
aboma
abomasa

WORDS THAT END LIKE ABOLISH

American English
boot polish
coolish
floor polish
French polish
French-polish
furniture polish
metal polish
Middle English
nail polish
Old English
Oxford English
penny-wise and pound-foolish
re-establish
shoe polish
silver polish
spit and polish
the English
ticklish
tomfoolish

Synonyms and antonyms of abolish in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ABOLISH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «abolish» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of abolish

Translation of «abolish» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ABOLISH

Find out the translation of abolish to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of abolish from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «abolish» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

废除
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

abolir
570 millions of speakers

English

abolish
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

समाप्त
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُلْغِي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

отменять
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

abolir
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উঠান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

abolir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menghapuskan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

abschaffen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

廃止する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

폐지하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mungkasi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hủy bỏ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒழிக்கும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रद्द
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ortadan kaldırmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

abolire
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obalić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

скасовувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a aboli
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καταργώ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skaf
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

avskaffa
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

avskaffe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of abolish

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ABOLISH»

The term «abolish» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.321 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ABOLISH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «abolish» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «abolish» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about abolish

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10 QUOTES WITH «ABOLISH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word abolish.
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Norman Angell
The greatest service we can do the common man is to abolish him and make all men uncommon.
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Mikhail Bakunin
A jealous lover of human liberty, deeming it the absolute condition of all that we admire and respect in humanity, I reverse the phrase of Voltaire, and say that, if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him.
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Hjalmar Branting
The equality among all members of the League, which is provided in the statutes giving each state only one vote, cannot of course abolish the actual material inequality of the powers concerned.
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Ha-Joon Chang
By liberating women from household work and helping to abolish professions such as domestic service, the washing machine and other household goods completely revolutionised the structure of society.
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Anatoly Chubais
The Bolsheviks started not just on the killing of private property; they were trying to abolish money itself.
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Barry Commoner
After all, despite the economic advantage to firms that employed child labor, it was in the social interest, as a national policy, to abolish it - removing that advantage for all firms.
7
Angela Davis
I'm suggesting that we abolish the social function of prisons.
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Dwight D. Eisenhower
Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history.
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Hans-Georg Gadamer
It is one of the primary motives of modern art that it wants to abolish the distance which the viewer, the consumer, the audience maintain vis-a-vis a work of art.
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Elinor Glyn
All the legislation in the world will not abolish kissing.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ABOLISH»

Discover the use of abolish in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to abolish and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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10 Reasons to Abolish the IMF & World Bank
Through anecdotes, analysis, and innovative ideas, Danaher argues that the IMF and the World Bank undermine our most basic democratic values, and calls for reframing the terms on which international economic institutions are operated using ...
Kevin Danaher, 2011
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Ronald Reagan And His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
In "Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Paul" Lettow does not simply add nuance to the existing record; he revises our very understanding of the Reagan presidency. "From the Hardcover edition.
Paul Vorbeck Lettow, 2006
3
Flat Tax Revolution: Using a Postcard to Abolish the IRS
The president of Forbes, Inc. presents his argument for a flat tax, suggesting that the new tax would be fair and efficient, with the new tax form being no bigger than a postcard and without any of the loopholes that currently exist.
Steve Forbes, 2005
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Law and Disorder in Cyberspace: Abolish the FCC and Let ...
Law and Disorder in Cyberspace is not only informative and entertaining, but will be one of those rare books that will influences public policy before the end of this decade.
Peter William Huber, 1997
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Can a directly elected European Parliament abolish the ...
The aim of the essay is to discuss that question.
Nina Eder-Haslehner, 2011
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The Politics of the Rope: The Campaign to Abolish Capital ...
From the sphere of governmental and parliamentary politics, to the relevant pressure groups, to the role of the mass media, to the significance of the different churches, and the influence of professional bodies, such as those representing ...
Neville Twitchell, 2012
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Refuse to Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish ...
In Refuse to Do Nothing, "Abolitionist Mamas" Shayne Moore and Kimberly Yim share their stories of coming to terms with the power available to them in their normal, everyday lives to illuminate the shadows where those who traffic in people ...
Shayne Moore, Kimberly McOwen Yim, 2012
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Your money or your life: why we must abolish the income tax
Argues that the income tax should be abolished because it is an invasion of privacy that gives the government more money and power than the authors of the Constitution intended, and cannot be effectively reformed.
Sheldon L. Richman, 1999
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Manifesto : Abolish All Money!
Simon Richard Lee. The above chapters of Revelation reveal a different end of the 'Computer-Money Complex' – seemingly the microscopic components of computers are to be 'turned to blood' by Angels! Again, in the New Testament, Jesus ...
Simon Richard Lee
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Congressional Serial Set
Importation — make what wo need, and stop importing. Interest — reduce the rates of. abolish the system of. Internal improvements — increase. make liberal appropriations for. undertaken by state and Federal authority, at a hundred points  ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ABOLISH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term abolish is used in the context of the following news items.
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Prayut denies planning to abolish free healthcare to save money for …
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha Sunday denied that his government planned to abolish the free universal healthcare programme so that it ... «The Nation, Jul 15»
2
Cuba became first state to abolish maternal transmission of HIV and …
Cuba became the first country toeliminate mother-to-child (vertical) transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and syphilis in the ... «The Market Business, Jul 15»
3
America's 4th July Birthday Present To Itself: Let's Abolish The Jones …
Given what day it is we ought to think up something to offer as a present to the grateful nation. My suggestion is the abolition of the Jones Act. «Forbes, Jul 15»
4
Guyana should abolish the death penalty
I encourage Guyana to follow these recommendations and abolish the death penalty; an action which will contribute to the inherent dignity of all ... «Stabroek News, Jul 15»
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Thailand could abolish college uniforms in crackdown on gang …
Thailand's Education Ministry is considering changing or even abolishing polytechnic college uniforms in a bid to rein in gang violence ... «Study International News, Jul 15»
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Iceland MPs vote to abolish blasphemy laws
Iceland's parliament has abolished its 75-year-old laws against blasphemy, approving a bill introduced by the country's minority Pirate Party. «Deutsche Welle, Jul 15»
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Let us abolish small print, small minds
I tend to be frugal when buying something necessary, but joyless. Underwear comes to mind, as does toilet paper, bed sheets, most vegetables ... «The News-Press, Jul 15»
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No move to abolish Council, CM
No move to abolish Council, CM. Press Trust of India | Belagavi. July 3, 2015 Last Updated at 21:28 IST. My Page. Related News. Cong ready for CBI probe in ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
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CMS proposes to ease--but not abolish--two-midnight rule
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week proposed an amendment to the broadly unpopular "two-midnight rule" for patients' ... «FierceHealthFinance, Jul 15»
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'Abolish Council, it's a White Elephant'
BELAGAVI: M T Krishnappa, a JD(S) MLA, made a strong pitch on Thursday for the abolition of the Legislative Council, terming it a white ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»

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