Meaning of ABDICATE in English

ABDICATE

v. Function: verb

1 to part formally or definitely with a position of honor or power FF1C; the king abdicated the throne in order to marry a commoner FF1E;

Synonyms: demit, renounce, resign; compare RELINQUISH

Related Words: 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

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.