abolish Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"abolish" in British English

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abolishverb [T]

uk   /əˈbɒl.ɪʃ/  us   /-ˈbɑː.lɪʃ/
B2 to end an ​activity or ​customofficially: I ​thinkbullfighting should be abolished. National Service was abolished in the UK in 1962.
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abolition
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌæb.əˈlɪʃ.ən/
the abolition of ​slavery
(Definition of abolish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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abolishverb [T]

 us   /əˈbɑl·ɪʃ/
to put an end to something, such as an ​organization, ​rule, or ​custom: Massachusetts ​voters abolished ​rentcontrol.
(Definition of abolish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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abolishverb [T]

uk   us   /əˈbɒlɪʃ/
LAW, GOVERNMENT to end an ​activity, ​custom, etc. completely or by ​law or ​officialaction: Educationalists have called on the ​government to abolish ​tax on ​computers. The ​government has ​pledged to abolish child ​poverty by 2020.
(Definition of abolish from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “abolish”
in Korean (법이나 체계등을) 폐지하다…
in Arabic يُلْغي…
in Malaysian memansuh…
in French abolir…
in Russian отменять…
in Chinese (Traditional) 廢除,廢止…
in Italian abolire…
in Turkish kanun veya bir sisteme son vermek, yürürlükten kaldırmak…
in Polish znieść, zlikwidować…
in Spanish abolir…
in Vietnamese huỷ bỏ…
in Portuguese abolir…
in Thai ล้มเลิก…
in German abschaffen…
in Catalan abolir…
in Japanese (法律・制度)を廃止する, 撤廃する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 废除,废止…
in Indonesian menghapuskan…
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