What is the antonym of “instituted”?
The antonyms of instituted are abolished, terminated, and ended. These words convey the opposite meaning of establishing or starting something. They imply that something has been stopped, removed, or brought to an end.
Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
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To officially put an end to something; to abolish a law, system, or practice.
The government abolished the death penalty in the country.
To bring something to an end; to terminate a contract, agreement, or relationship.
The company terminated the employment of several workers due to budget cuts.
To come to a conclusion or stop; to end a meeting, event, or activity.
The concert ended with a spectacular fireworks display.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Abolished is used for ending a law, system, or practice.
- 2Terminated is used for ending a contract, agreement, or relationship.
- 3Ended is used for concluding a meeting, event, or activity.
Good things to know
- 1Legal Documents: Use abolished to indicate the official end of a law or system.
- 2Business Communication: Use terminated to describe the end of a contract or employment.
- 3Daily Conversation: Use ended to describe the conclusion of an event or activity.