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To tear out by the roots; uproot
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  1. To tear out by the roots; uproot
  2. To get rid of; eliminate:
To get rid of by destroying completely:
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  1. To get rid of by destroying completely:
To leave out or omit from consideration; reject:
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  1. To leave out or omit from consideration; reject:
  2. To get rid of; remove:
  3. To drop (a person, team, etc. losing a round or match in a contest) from further competition
To move from a place or position occupied:
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  1. To move from a place or position occupied:
  2. To take away; withdraw:
  3. To move (something) from where it is; lift, push, transfer, or carry away, or from one place to another
To keep from appearing or being known, published, etc.
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  1. To keep from appearing or being known, published, etc.
  2. To end, prohibit, or keep something from being known, heard, discussed, or seen. To end, prohibit, or keep something from being known, heard, discussed, or seen.
  3. To put an end to forcibly; subdue:
To bring to an end in space or time; form the end or conclusion of; limit, bound, finish, or conclude
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  1. To bring to an end in space or time; form the end or conclusion of; limit, bound, finish, or conclude
  2. To have its end (in something)
  3. To bring to an end or halt:
To blot out or wear away, leaving no traces; erase; efface
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  1. To blot out or wear away, leaving no traces; erase; efface
  2. To remove a body organ or part completely, as by surgery, disease, or radiation.
  3. To remove or destroy completely so as to leave no trace.
(Now Rare) To recall
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  1. (Now Rare) To recall
  2. (Card Games) To fail to follow suit when required and able to do so; renege
  3. To invalidate or cause to no longer be in effect, as by voiding or canceling:
To judicially declare something to be void either from the date of decree or ab initio.
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  1. To judicially declare something to be void either from the date of decree or ab initio.
  2. To make an ecclesiastical or judicial declaration that a marriage is void ab initio and never existed. See also divorce.
  3. To bring to an end the effect or existence of; cancel out:
To abolish a custom or law by some authoritative, formal, legislative, or other legally effective method.
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  1. To abolish a custom or law by some authoritative, formal, legislative, or other legally effective method.
  2. To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority:
  3. To annul, cancel, destroy, overturn, repeal, revoke, set aside, supercede, or otherwise do away with or put an end to.
(Idiomatic) to terminate or abolish something
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To form the last or concluding part of:
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  1. To form the last or concluding part of:
  2. To come to an end; terminate
  3. To bring to a conclusion:
To give (wood, for example) a desired or particular surface texture.
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  1. To give (wood, for example) a desired or particular surface texture.
  2. To bring to an end; complete
  3. To arrive at or attain the end of:
To remove by surgery.
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  1. To remove by surgery.
  2. To destroy totally; kill off:
  3. To destroy or remove completely; exterminate; abolish
To make valueless or useless; bring to nothing
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  1. To make valueless or useless; bring to nothing
  2. To prevent from happening
  3. To counteract the force or effectiveness of.
To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding. To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding.
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  1. To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding. To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding.
The annullment of an existing law by the enactment of a new law. If the new law declares the old law to be revoked, the repeal is express. If the new law has provisions that contradict the old law so that both cannot logically exist together, the new law takes precedence and the repeal is implied. The annullment of an existing law by the enactment of a new law. If the new law declares the old law to be revoked, the repeal is express. If the new law has provisions that contradict the old law so that both cannot logically exist together, the new law takes precedence and the repeal is implied. The act of annulling a law.
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  1. The annullment of an existing law by the enactment of a new law. If the new law declares the old law to be revoked, the repeal is express. If the new law has provisions that contradict the old law so that both cannot logically exist together, the new law takes precedence and the repeal is implied. The annullment of an existing law by the enactment of a new law. If the new law declares the old law to be revoked, the repeal is express. If the new law has provisions that contradict the old law so that both cannot logically exist together, the new law takes precedence and the repeal is implied. The act of annulling a law.
  2. To revoke or rescind, especially by the action of a legislature.
  3. (Obsolete) To summon back or recall, especially from exile.
To make void; repeal or annul.
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  1. To make void; repeal or annul.
  2. To revoke, repeal, or cancel (a law, order, etc.)
  3. To cancel a contract, whether unilaterally or by mutual agreement and restore both parties to status quo ante (the positions they would have been in if the contract had never existed). See also rescission. To cancel a contract, whether unilaterally or by mutual agreement and restore both parties to status quo ante (the positions they would have been in if the contract had never existed). See also rescission.
To turn backward, in an opposite position or direction, upside down, or inside out
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  1. To turn backward, in an opposite position or direction, upside down, or inside out
  2. To direct that (a charge) apply to the person receiving instead of making a telephone call.
  3. To change to the opposite:
(Physics) To participate in annihilation. Used of particles and antiparticles.
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  1. (Physics) To participate in annihilation. Used of particles and antiparticles.
  2. To destroy completely:
  3. To consider or cause to be of no importance or without effect; nullify
To become reduced for a period of time.
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  1. To become reduced for a period of time.
  2. (Law) To put an end to:
  3. (Law) To put a stop to (a suit or action), end (a nuisance), etc.; terminate
To remove or uproot in order to replace with something else
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  1. To remove or uproot in order to replace with something else
  2. To usurp the place of, especially through intrigue or underhanded tactics:
  3. To take the place of or substitute for (another):
To forbid by authority:
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  1. To forbid by authority:
  2. To refuse to permit; forbid by law or by an order
  3. To prevent; preclude:
To suppress a legal document, particularly a subpoena, for reasons based on defect in manner of service or for other procedural or substantive reasons that invalidate the document; to void or terminate; to vacate a judicial decision.
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  1. To suppress a legal document, particularly a subpoena, for reasons based on defect in manner of service or for other procedural or substantive reasons that invalidate the document; to void or terminate; to vacate a judicial decision.
  2. To annul or put an end to (a court order, indictment, or court proceedings).
  3. To put an end to or destroy:
To walk heavily, as through mud, making a sucking sound
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  1. To walk heavily, as through mud, making a sucking sound
  2. To suppress or silence completely and with a crushing effect
  3. To produce a splashing, squishing, or sucking sound, as when walking through ooze.
To cause a fire or light to stop burning or shining; put out.
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  1. To cause a fire or light to stop burning or shining; put out.
  2. To put an end to or make extinct; destroy:
  3. To put an end to; destroy or cause to die out
To neutralize one another; counterbalance:
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  1. To neutralize one another; counterbalance:
  2. To blot out, deface, mark off, perforate, destroy, or otherwise physically alter a writing to render it void.
  3. To decide or announce that (a planned or scheduled event) will not take place, especially with no intention of holding it at a later time:
To remove (data) from a computer storage device
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  1. To remove (data) from a computer storage device
  2. To remove (something written, for example) by rubbing, wiping, or scraping.
  3. To remove recorded material from (a magnetic tape or disk, for example):
To annul, do away with; to cancel.
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  1. To annul, do away with; to cancel.
  2. To annul or cancel.
  3. To cancel completely; annul
(Idiomatic) Drive close towards something, especially a curb.
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  1. (Idiomatic) Drive close towards something, especially a curb.
  2. (Idiomatic) Retrieve; get.
  3. (Intransitive) Lift upwards or vertically.
To remove or force from home or native land
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  1. To remove or force from home or native land
  2. (By extension) To remove utterly; to eradicate.
  3. To destroy or remove completely; eradicate.
To deprive (a state church) of official sanction and support by the government
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  1. To deprive (a state church) of official sanction and support by the government
  2. To deprive of the status of being established
  3. To alter the status of (something established by authority or general acceptance).
To destroy; ruin; bring to naught
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  1. To destroy; ruin; bring to naught
  2. To damage (someone's reputation, for example) severely.
  3. To do away with completely; put an end to:
To make invalid; deprive of legal force
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  1. To make invalid; deprive of legal force
To cause to fall over; knock or topple over:
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  1. To cause to fall over; knock or topple over:
  2. To ransack:
  3. To turn or tip over; capsize
To bring about the downfall of (a government, etc.), especially by force.
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  1. To bring about the downfall of (a government, etc.), especially by force.
  2. To throw or turn over; upset
  3. (Sports) To throw a ball or other object over and beyond (an intended target):
To proceed or move by crowding or pressing:
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  1. To proceed or move by crowding or pressing:
  2. To be or become crushed:
  3. To press between two opposing forces so as to break or injure; put out of shape or condition by pressure; squeeze together; crumple
To come open or unfastened.
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  1. To come open or unfastened.
  2. To open (a parcel, for example); unwrap.
  3. To put an end to; bring to ruin, disgrace, or downfall
(Idiomatic) To offer an idea for consideration.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To offer an idea for consideration.
  2. (Idiomatic) To discard; to dispense with something; to throw away.
  3. (Idiomatic) To dismiss or expel someone from any longer performing duty or attending somewhere.
To remove or cause to be removed so as to make way for another; supplant
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  1. To remove or cause to be removed so as to make way for another; supplant
  2. To take the place of (a person), as in an office or position; succeed.
  3. To cause to be set aside or dropped from use as inferior or obsolete and replaced by something else
To reduce the value or quality of; impair or spoil:
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  1. To reduce the value or quality of; impair or spoil:
  2. To invalidate either partially or completely.
  3. To interfere with; to impair; to render null and void; to cause to have no effect.
To hold back or keep from some action, feeling, etc.; check or repress
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  1. To hold back or keep from some action, feeling, etc.; check or repress
  2. (--- Biology) To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of (an enzyme or organ, for example).
  3. To hold back; restrain:
To overthrow or destroy (a government or an established order or authority).
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  1. To overthrow or destroy (a government or an established order or authority).
  2. To cause to serve a purpose other than the original or established one; commandeer or redirect:
  3. To undermine, overturn, or render ineffective (a rule or an established notion, such as a stereotype, for example).
To cause (an office, position, etc.) to be unfilled or unoccupied, as by resignation
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  1. To cause (an office, position, etc.) to be unfilled or unoccupied, as by resignation
  2. To leave (a house, room, etc.) uninhabited or untenanted; give up the occupancy of
  3. To physically leave, as in “to vacate the building. See also abandonment and overrule.
To refuse to accept or support; deny the validity or authority of (a belief, a treaty, etc.)
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  1. To refuse to accept or support; deny the validity or authority of (a belief, a treaty, etc.)
  2. To deny the truth of (a charge, etc.)
  3. To disown (a child, for example).
(Archaic) To scrape or graze; wound slightly
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  1. (Archaic) To scrape or graze; wound slightly
  2. To tear down completely; level to the ground; demolish
  3. To demolish; to level to the ground.
To cancel or repeal by authority; annul
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  1. To cancel or repeal by authority; annul
  2. To annul, cancel, destroy, overturn, repeal, revoke, set aside, supercede, or otherwise do away with or put an end to.
  3. To abolish a custom or law by some authoritative, formal, legislative, or other legally effective method.
(Physics) To participate in annihilation. Used of particles and antiparticles.
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  1. (Physics) To participate in annihilation. Used of particles and antiparticles.
  2. To destroy completely:
  3. To consider or cause to be of no importance or without effect; nullify
To bring to an end the effect or existence of; cancel out:
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  1. To bring to an end the effect or existence of; cancel out:
  2. To judicially declare something to be void either from the date of decree or ab initio.
  3. To make an ecclesiastical or judicial declaration that a marriage is void ab initio and never existed. See also divorce.
To cross out with lines or other marks, as in deleting written matter or marking a check as used and cleared
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  1. To cross out with lines or other marks, as in deleting written matter or marking a check as used and cleared
  2. To offset or cancel each other
  3. To blot out, deface, mark off, perforate, destroy, or otherwise physically alter a writing to render it void.
To make invalid; deprive of legal force
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  1. To make invalid; deprive of legal force
To make negative:
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  1. To make negative:
  2. (Computers) To perform the machine logic operation NOT gate.
  3. To deny the existence or truth of
(Law) to make legally invalid.
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  1. (Law) to make legally invalid.
  2. To counteract the force or effectiveness of.
  3. To cancel out
To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding. To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding.
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  1. To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding. To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding.
To weaken morally; debase; pervert
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  1. To weaken morally; debase; pervert
  2. To invalidate either partially or completely.
  3. To interfere with; to impair; to render null and void; to cause to have no effect.
To leave; vacate.
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  1. To leave; vacate.
  2. To make void or of no validity; invalidate:
  3. To take out (the contents of something); empty.
To put an end to; destroy or cause to die out
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  1. To put an end to; destroy or cause to die out
  2. (Psychology) To bring about the extinction of a conditioned response.
  3. To cause a fire or light to stop burning or shining; put out.
(Physics) To participate in annihilation. Used of particles and antiparticles.
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  1. (Physics) To participate in annihilation. Used of particles and antiparticles.
  2. To kill
  3. To consider or cause to be of no importance or without effect; nullify
  1. To make indecipherable; to obliterate
  2. To obscure.
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see blot,"Ž out.
(Informal) All the way; completely:
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  1. (Informal) All the way; completely:
  2. To become clear, unclouded, etc.
  3. To remove the occupants of:
To tear out by the roots; uproot
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  1. To tear out by the roots; uproot
  2. To get rid of; eliminate:
To remove (data) from a computer storage device
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  1. To remove (data) from a computer storage device
  2. To remove (something written, for example) by rubbing, wiping, or scraping.
  3. To remove recorded material from (a magnetic tape or disk, for example):
To get rid of by destroying completely:
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  1. To get rid of by destroying completely:
To put in the shade; eclipse; obscure
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  1. To put in the shade; eclipse; obscure
  2. (Psychology) To bring about the extinction of a conditioned response.
  3. To cause a fire or light to stop burning or shining; put out.
To pull up by the roots; root out
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  1. To pull up by the roots; root out
  2. To remove by surgery.
  3. To destroy or remove completely; exterminate; abolish
To destroy a vitally essential quality in:
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  1. To destroy a vitally essential quality in:
  2. (Informal) To overcome with laughter, chagrin, pleasure, surprise, etc.
  3. To cause (an engine, etc.) to stop; turn off
To settle the affairs of (a business firm, for example) by determining the liabilities and applying the assets to their discharge.
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  1. To settle the affairs of (a business firm, for example) by determining the liabilities and applying the assets to their discharge.
  2. To settle by agreement or legal process the amount of (indebtedness, damages, etc.)
  3. To dispose of or get rid of, as by killing
To render invisible or unreadable, as by erasing or marking over:
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  1. To render invisible or unreadable, as by erasing or marking over:
  2. To blot out or wear away, leaving no traces; erase; efface
  3. To remove or destroy completely so as to leave no trace.
To kill or assassinate
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  1. To kill or assassinate
  2. To be removable
  3. To move (something) from where it is; lift, push, transfer, or carry away, or from one place to another
To cause (a cutting from a plant) to develop roots, as by placing in water or in sand, soil, etc.
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  1. To cause (a cutting from a plant) to develop roots, as by placing in water or in sand, soil, etc.
  2. A plant part that usually grows underground, secures the plant in place, absorbs minerals and water, and stores food manufactured by leaves and other plant parts. Roots grow in a root system. Eudicots and magnoliids have a central, longer, and larger taproot with many narrower lateral roots branching off, while monocots have a mass of threadlike fibrous roots , which are roughly the same length and remain close to the surface of the soil. In vascular plants, roots usually consist of a central cylinder of vascular tissue, surrounded by the pericycle and endodermis, then a thick layer of cortex, and finally an outer epidermis or (in woody plants) periderm. Only finer roots (known as feeder roots) actively take up water and minerals, generally in the uppermost meter of soil. These roots absorb minerals primarily through small epidermal structures known as root hairs. In certain plants, adventitious roots grow out from the stem above ground as aerial roots or prop roots, bending down into the soil, to facilitate the exchange of gases or increase support. Certain plants (such as the carrot and beet) have fleshy storage roots with abundant parenchyma in their vascular tissues.
  3. To remove or get rid of. Often used with out :
To pull up (a plant and its roots) from the ground.
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  1. To pull up (a plant and its roots) from the ground.
  2. To remove or force from home or native land
  3. To destroy or remove utterly; eradicate

Synonym Study

  • Rescind , revoke , and repeal all describe the setting aside of laws, orders, etc. to rescind an order, revoke a charter, repeal a law
  • the law abrogated certain privileges
  • Annul and abrogate stress a canceling by authority or formal action the marriage was annulled
  • Abolish denotes a complete doing away with something, as a practice, institution, or condition to abolish slavery, to abolish bias
Find another word for abolish. In this page you can discover 94 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for abolish, like: eradicate, exterminate, do-away-with, eliminate, remove, suppress, terminate, obliterate, revoke, annul and abrogate.