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abrogate

[ab-ruh-geyt] /ˈæb rəˌgeɪt/
verb (used with object), abrogated, abrogating.
1.
to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal:
to abrogate a law.
2.
to put aside; put an end to.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin abrogātus repealed (past participle of abrogāre). See ab-, rogation, -ate1
Related forms
abrogable
[ab-ruh-guh-buh l] /ˈæb rə gə bəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
abrogation, noun
abrogative, adjective
abrogator, noun
nonabrogable, adjective
unabrogable, adjective
unabrogated, adjective
unabrogative, adjective
Can be confused
abdicate, abrogate, arrogate, derogate.
Synonyms
1. cancel, revoke, rescind, nullify, void, invalidate.
Antonyms
1. ratify, establish; preserve.
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  • abrogating our sense of good to myths rather than reality has resulted in untold misery throughout our history.
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British Dictionary definitions for abrogating

abrogate

/ˈæbrəʊˌɡeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to cancel or revoke formally or officially; repeal; annul
Derived Forms
abrogation, noun
abrogator, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin abrogātus repealed, from ab-1 + rogāre to propose (a law)
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Word Origin and History for abrogating

abrogate

v.

1520s, from Latin abrogatus, past participle of abrogare "to annul, repeal (a law)," from ab- "away" (see ab-) + rogare "propose a law, request" (see rogation). Form abrogen, from Old French abroger, is recorded from early 15c. Related: Abrogated; abrogating.

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