• (British) enPR: ă.bʹrə.gət, IPA: /ˈæ.bɹə.ɡət/
    • (America) IPA: /ˈæb.ɹəˌɡət/
    • (British) enPR ăbʹrōgāt, IPA: /ˈæb.ɹəʊ.ɡeɪt/, /ˈæ.bɹə.ɡeɪt/
    • (America) IPA: /ˈæb.ɹoʊˌɡeɪt/, /ˈæb.ɹəˌɡeɪt/

abrogate (abrogates, present participle abrogating; past and past participle abrogated)

  1. (transitive, law) To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or her or his successor; to repeal; — applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc. [First attested in the early 16th century.]
    • 1660, Robert South, “The Scribe instructed, &c.”, in Sermons Preached upon Several Occasions, volume 2, page 252 ↗:
      But let us look a little further, and see whether the New Testament abrogates what we see so frequently used in the Old.
  2. (transitive) To put an end to; to do away with. [First attested in the early 16th century.]
  3. (molecular biology, transitive) To block a process or function.
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  • German: zunichte machen, aufheben, rückgängig machen

abrogate (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Abrogated; abolished. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]

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