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abrogate

Definition:

to revoke formally

Class:

social verb (politics, social activities, events, etc.)

Related to:

abrogation | abrogator

Past tense:

abrogated

Present participle:

abrogating

3rd-person singular present:

abrogates

Type of:

abolish

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Latin abrogatus, past participle of abrogare "to annul, repeal (a law)," from...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

abrogate [transitive] | repeal [synonym] | annul [synonym] | abrogation [noun, derived]

to cancel or revoke formally or officially; repeal; annul (9 of 401 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/abrogate

Merriam-Webster:

abrogate | abrogated [past tense] | abrogating [present participle] | annul [synonym, sense-specific] | abate [synonym, sense-specific] | abolish [synonym, sense-specific] | avoid [synonym, sense-specific] | cancel [synonym, sense-specific] | disannul [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to abolish by authoritative action; "annul" | to treat as nonexistent (10 of 279 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/abrogate

Wiktionary:

abrogate | abrogated [past tense] | abrogating [present participle] | abrogates [3rd-person singular present] | abrogator [agent noun] | abrogators [agent noun, plural] | abrogen (obsolete). [sense-specific] | abolish [synonym, sense-specific] | annul [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[obsolete] Abrogated; abolished. | [transitive] To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or her or his successor; to repeal; -- applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc. | ... (38 of 131 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/abrogate

Wikipedia:

Abrogation [disambiguation]

may refer to: The abolition or repeal of a law, institution, custom etc. | Abrogation of Old Covenant laws, the ending or setting aside of the Old Testament ethics for the New Testament. | Denunciation of a treaty | Abrogation doctrine, a doctrine in ... (41 of 120 words, 5 definitions)

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Oxford Dictionary:

abrogate | abrogation [derived]

Syllabification: (ab·ro·gate) | [transitive, formal] | repeal or do away with (a law, right, or formal agreement) The verbs abrogate and arrogate are ... (21 of 110 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/abrogate

abrogate [transitive, formal] | abrogator [derived]

repeal or do away with (a law, right, or formal agreement) (11 of 61 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/abrogate

Macmillan British Dictionary:

abrogate [transitive, formal] | abrogated [past tense] | abrogating [present participle] | abrogates [3rd-person singular present] | abrogation [noun, uncountable, related]

to officially get rid of a law or political arrangement, often without the agreement of the other people, groups etc involved (21 of 56 words, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/abrogate

American Heritage Dictionary:

abrogate | abrogated [past tense] | abrogating [present participle] | abrogates [3rd-person singular present] | abrogation [noun, related] | abrogative [adjective, related] | abrogator [noun, related]

To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority. (10 of 40 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/abrogate

New World Dictionary:

abrogate | abrogated [past tense] | abrogating [present participle] | abrogable [adjective, related] | abrogation [noun, related] | abrogative [adjective, related] | abrogator [noun, related]

to cancel or repeal by authority; annul (7 of 38 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/abrogate

Random House Dictionary:

abrogate | abrogated [past tense] | abrogating [present participle]

to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal. | to put aside; put an end to. (20 of 33 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/abrogate

Cambridge Dictionary:

abrogate [formal] | abrogation [noun, derived]

to end a law, agreement or custom formally (8 of 27 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/abrogate

Encarta Dictionary:

abrogate [formal] | abrogated [past tense] | abrogating [present participle] | abrogates [3rd-person singular present]

to end an agreement or contract formally and publicly (9 of 68 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861583073​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

abrogate

First use: 1520s

Origin: Latin abrogatus, past participle of abrogare "to annul, repeal (a law)," from ab- "away" + rogare "propose a law, ... (20 of 27 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=abrogate

Oxford Dictionary:

abrogate

First use: early 16th century

Origin: Latin abrogat- "repealed", from the verb abrogare, from ab- "away, from" + rogare "propose a law"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/abrogate

American Heritage Dictionary:

abrogate | abrogated [past tense] | abrogating [present participle] | abrogates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin abrogāre, abrogāt-: ab-, away; see "ab-" [entry 1] + rogāre, to ask; see reg- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/abrogate

New World Dictionary:

abrogate | abrogated [past tense] | abrogating [present participle]

Origin: Latin abrogatus, past participle of abrogare, to repeal from ab-, away + rogare, to ask: see "rogation"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/abrogate

Merriam-Webster:

abrogate | abrogated [past tense] | abrogating [present participle]

First use: 1526

Origin: Latin abrogatus, past participle of abrogare, from ab- + rogare to ask, propose a law

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/abrogate

Collins Dictionary:

abrogate [transitive]

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin abrogātus repealed, from ab-1 + rogāre to propose (a law)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/abrogate

Encarta Dictionary:

abrogate [formal] | abrogated [past tense] | abrogating [present participle] | abrogates [3rd-person singular present]

First use: Early 16th century

Origin: Latin abrogat-, past participle of abrogare "repeal a law" from rogare "ask, propose a law"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861583073​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

abrogate [transitive]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "abrogate"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/abrogate

Macmillan British Dictionary:

abrogate [transitive, formal] | abrogated [past tense] | abrogating [present participle] | abrogates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "abrogate"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/abrogate

Macmillan American Dictionary:

abrogate [transitive, formal] | abrogated [past tense] | abrogating [present participle] | abrogates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "abrogate"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/abrogate

Cambridge Dictionary:

abrogate [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "abrogate"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "abrogate"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/abrogate

the Free Dictionary:

abrogate

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "abrogate"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "abrogate"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "abrogate" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

abrogate | abrogated [past tense] | abrogating [present participle] | abrogates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "abrogate"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

abrogate

Audio: North American pronunciation of "abrogate"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=abroga​01 word=abrogate

YourDictionary Audio:

abrogate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "abrogate" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/abrogate

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