Abolish and Retract


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Abolish verb – To put an end to by formal action.
Usage example: the U.S. abolished slavery by constitutional amendment on December 6, 1865

Retract is a synonym for abolish in discontinue topic. In some cases you can use "Retract" instead a verb "Abolish".
Nearby Words: abolition, abolishing, abolishment
Synonyms for Abolish


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Retract verb – To solemnly or formally reject or go back on (as something formerly adhered to).
Abolish is a synonym for retract. Sometimes you can use "Abolish" instead a verb "Retract".
Nearby Words: retraction, retracted, retracting, retractation, retraced
Synonyms for Retract

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part abolish part retract part
order abolish order retract order
article abolish article retract article
research abolish research retract research
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