Wednesday, March 30, 2011

abrogate

abrogate [ AB-ruh'-geyt ]
 transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The CPI(M) party's plea to the Congress to abrogate the India-US nuclear deal fell on deaf ears.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Demanding unilateral changes and threatening to abrogate an agreement that has increased trade and prosperity is nothing more than retreating behind protectionist walls.