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abolish

a·bol·ish

abolish

 
pronunciation:
ba lihsh
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: abolishes, abolishing, abolished
definition: to get rid of or do away with; end.
The United States abolished slavery in 1865.
synonyms:
cancel, end, remove, repeal, revoke, terminate, void
antonyms:
create, establish, initiate
similar words:
dissolve, extinguish, reverse
derivations: abolisher (n.), abolishment (n.)
Word Parts
The word abolish contains the following part:
ab-, abs- Latin prefix that means from, away from
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Most words containing the prefix ab- , abs- are Latin loanwords, so the bases are Latin roots. ab- becomes abs- before bases beginning with "t," such as "tract."