Meaning of ABDICATE in English

ABDICATE

v. 25B6; verb

the king abdicated in 1936 : RESIGN, retire, stand down, step down, bow out, renounce the throne; archaic demit.

Ferdinand abdicated the throne : RESIGN FROM, relinquish, renounce, give up, surrender, vacate, cede; Law disclaim; formal abjure.

the state abdicated all responsibility for their welfare : DISOWN, reject, renounce, give up, refuse, relinquish, repudiate, abandon, turn one's back on, wash one's hands of; formal abjure; poetic/literary forsake.

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