- (esp. prior to the Civil War) to convert (persons, a region, a state, etc.) to abolitionism.
Also especially British, ab·o·li·tion·ise.
Origin of abolitionize
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Examples from the Web for abolitionize
But they were to abolitionize Kansas, according to this report, and for what purpose?The Life of Lyman Trumbull
It will abolitionize the Border Slave States—it will brand our institution.
They had proposed by the ballot box to abolitionize at least that portion of the State.The American Indian as Slaveholder and Seccessionist
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