abolish copayment for the unemployed, students, the handicapped, and poor pensioners.
You even propose to abolish the teaching of history and literature, two basic humanities.
Cruz then proposed to abolish the IRS to thunderous applause.
If you call today, Cruz will help to defeat Obamacare; but if you call right now, Cruz will work to abolish the IRS.
The War on Christmas was, in his view, a particularly pernicious iteration of the multicultural “struggle to abolish America.”
They will abolish themselves when their work is done, but not before.
We might as well renounce clothes as to try to abolish them.
The House of Lords threw out a bill to abolish the purchase of commissions in the army.
He does not wish to abolish religion by any means; he wants to perfect it.
And this is an order with all kings that now are, or shall succeed, unless they abolish this cruel custom.
mid-15c., from Middle French aboliss-, present participle stem of abolir "to abolish" (15c.), from Latin abolere "destroy, cause to die out, retard the growth of," perhaps from ab- "from" (see ab-) + adolere "to grow," from PIE *ol-eye-, causative of root *al- "to grow, nourish" (see old), and perhaps formed as an antonym to adolere. But the Latin word rather could be from a root in common with Greek ollymi, apollymi "destroy." Tucker writes that there has been a confusion of forms in Latin, based on similar roots, one meaning "to grow," the other "to destroy." Application to persons and concrete objects has long been obsolete. Related: Abolished; abolishing.