Meaning of ABDICATE in English

ABDICATE

verb

1.

to part formally or definitely with a position of honor or power

the king abdicated the throne in order to marry a commoner

Synonyms: demit, renounce, resign; compare relinquish

Related Word: abandon, leave, relinquish, surrender; drop; withdraw

Contrasted words: appropriate, arrogate, confiscate; grab, seize, take over, wrest

Antonyms: assume, usurp

2.

Synonyms: discard , cashier, cast, jettison, reject, scrap, shed, slough, throw away, throw out

Contrasted words: keep, retain, treasure

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