The difference between Abrogate and Quash

When used as verbs, abrogate means to annul by an authoritative act, whereas quash means to defeat forcibly.

Abrogate is also adjective with the meaning: abrogated.

check bellow for the other definitions of Abrogate and Quash

  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. Quash as a verb:

    To defeat forcibly.


    "The army quashed the rebellion."

  2. Quash as a verb:

    To crush or dash to pieces.

  3. Quash as a verb (legal):

    To void or suppress (a subpoena, decision, etc.).