The difference between Abrogate and Vitiate

When used as verbs, abrogate means to annul by an authoritative act, whereas vitiate means to spoil, make faulty.

Abrogate is also adjective with the meaning: abrogated.

check bellow for the other definitions of Abrogate and Vitiate

  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. Vitiate as a verb (transitive):

    to spoil, make faulty; to reduce the value, quality, or effectiveness of something

  2. Vitiate as a verb (transitive):

    to debase or morally corrupt

  3. Vitiate as a verb (transitive, archaic):

    to violate, to rape

  4. Vitiate as a verb (transitive):

    to make something ineffective, to invalidate