abrogate

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈæbrəgeɪt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈæbrəˌgeɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(abrə gāt′)


Inflections of 'abrogate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
abrogates
v 3rd person singular
abrogating
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
abrogated
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
abrogated
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ab•ro•gate /ˈæbrəˌgeɪt/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -gat•ed, -gat•ing. 
  1. to abolish by official means:The dictator abrogated the treaty.
ab•ro•ga•tion /ˌæbrəˈgeɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n.  [countable]See -roga-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ab•ro•gate  (abrə gāt′),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -gat•ed, -gat•ing. 
  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.
ab•ro•ga•ble  (abrə gāt′),USA pronunciation adj.  ab′ro•gation, n. 
abro•ga′tive, adj. 
abro•ga′tor, n. 
  • Latin abrogātus repealed (past participle of abrogāre). See ab-, rogation, -ate1
  • 1520–30
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged cancel, revoke, rescind, nullify, void, invalidate.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged ratify, establish;
      preserve.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
abrogate /ˈæbrəʊˌɡeɪt/ vb
  1. (transitive) to cancel or revoke formally or officially; repeal; annul
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin abrogātus repealed, from ab-1 + rogāre to propose (a law)
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