Meaning of ABDICATE in English

ABDICATE

[verb] - to give up (something, esp. a position of power, a responsibility or a right) formallyKing Edward VIII abdicated (the British throne) in 1936 so that he could marry Mrs Simpson, a divorced woman. [I or T]She has abdicated all responsibility for the project. [T]He abdicated his right to a share in the profits. [T]

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.