The difference between Abrogate and Overturn

When used as verbs, abrogate means to annul by an authoritative act, whereas overturn means to turn over, capsize or upset.

Abrogate is also adjective with the meaning: abrogated.

Overturn is also noun with the meaning: a turning over or upside-down.

check bellow for the other definitions of Abrogate and Overturn

  1. Abrogate as a verb (transitive):

    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.

  2. Abrogate as a verb (transitive):

    To put an end to; to do away with.

  3. Abrogate as a verb (molecular biology, transitive):

    To block a process or function.

  1. Abrogate as an adjective (archaic):

    Abrogated; abolished.

  1. Overturn as a verb (transitive, or, intransitive):

    To turn over, capsize or upset.

  2. Overturn as a verb (transitive):

    To overthrow or destroy.

  3. Overturn as a verb (legal, transitive):

    To reverse (a decision); to overrule or rescind.

  4. Overturn as a verb (transitive):

    To diminish the significance of a previous defeat by winning; to comeback from.

  1. Overturn as a noun:

    A turning over or upside-down; inversion.

  2. Overturn as a noun:

    The overturning or overthrow of some institution or state of affairs; ruin.