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abrogate

ab·ro·gate

abrogate

 
pronunciation:
ae br geIt
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: abrogates, abrogating, abrogated
definition 1: to abolish, repeal, or nullify by authority.
In 1877, Congress abrogated the Treaty of Fort Laramie.
synonyms:
abolish, annul, cancel, invalidate, nullify, repeal, rescind, retract, reverse, revoke, undo, vitiate, void
antonyms:
establish, fix, institute, introduce
similar words:
annihilate, countermand, end, negate, nol-pros, override, overrule, recant, suspend, terminate, veto
definition 2: to do away with; set aside.
Do the demands of politics force politicians to abrogate their ethical standards?The new traffic pattern improves things but does not abrogate the need for road expansion.
synonyms:
cancel, supersede, undo
antonyms:
reinforce
similar words:
abolish, annihilate, annul, destroy, end, obliterate, override, subvert, wipe out
derivations: abrogable (adj.), abrogative (adj.), abrogation (n.), abrogator (n.)