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Abrogate [Verb]

Sentence: “I think Kerry is probably right that a future president is likely to honor the agreement as long as Iran does, but the fact that the agreement is not legally binding gives a future president or Congress more flexibility to seek to modify or abrogate the agreement,” said Gary Samore, once Mr. Obama’s chief adviser on weapons of mass destruction and now president of an advocacy group called United Against Nuclear Iran. “The same is true of Iran.” (Source: www.nytimes.com)

Meaning: To repeal or abolish by formal means

How To Remember?

“Abrogate” rhymes with “Blockade”. So, a blockade is set up to stop a “gate” from being used. The entry-gate has been abolished. How about remembering like that?

Synonyms?

Repudiate; Revoke; Repeal; Rescind; Annul; Nullify

Antonyms?

Institute; Introduce.

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[In constitutional law, the abrogation doctrine refers to the power of Congress to revoke a state’s sovereign immunity and authorize suits against that state. Source: www.law.cornell.edu]

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