Definition of abolish verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

abolish

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əˈbɒlɪʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbɑːlɪʃ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they abolish
BrE BrE//əˈbɒlɪʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbɑːlɪʃ//
 
he / she / it abolishes
BrE BrE//əˈbɒlɪʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbɑːlɪʃɪz//
 
past simple abolished
BrE BrE//əˈbɒlɪʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbɑːlɪʃt//
 
past participle abolished
BrE BrE//əˈbɒlɪʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbɑːlɪʃt//
 
-ing form abolishing
BrE BrE//əˈbɒlɪʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbɑːlɪʃɪŋ//
 
 
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abolish something to officially end a law, a system or an institution This tax should be abolished. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French aboliss-, lengthened stem of abolir, from Latin abolere ‘destroy’.Extra examples Some MPs want to abolish the tax altogether. Some say the tax should be abolished entirely. The new immigration act effectively abolishes quotas on immigrants. Over the past six years we have abolished a whole range of direct taxes. Slavery was abolished in the US in 1865. They outlined the arguments for abolishing the monarchy.
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