V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to do away with something, usually in a formal manner

Synonyms: dissolve, void, abolish, nullify, end, terminate, overturn, annul, repeal

Antonyms: establish

Tips: Abrogate is derived from the Latin abrogare, "to repeal a law." Abrogate is most often used in formal situations to refer to the termination of a law, treaty, custom, or agreement.

Usage Examples:

The plan was abrogated by the company after it was clear that it would be far too expensive to implement it. (terminated, voided)

The judge refused to abrogate the decision of the lower court, and thus, the sentence was carried out. (repeal, overturn, annul)

The conduct by the other nation violates certain terms of the agreement, and we must therefore abrogate the treaty. (nullify, dissolve, void)

The new administration seemed determined to abrogate many of the previous administration's landmark laws. (overturn, annul)

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