Meaning of ABDICATE in English

ABDICATE

(~s, abdicating, ~d)

1.

If a king or queen ~s, he or she gives up being king or queen.

The last French king was Louis Philippe, who ~d in 1848.

VERB: V, also V n

abdication

...the most serious royal crisis since the abdication of Edward VIII.

N-UNCOUNT: usu with poss

2.

If you say that someone has ~d responsibility for something, you disapprove of them because they have refused to accept responsibility for it any longer. (FORMAL)

Many parents simply ~ all responsibility for their children.

VERB: V n disapproval

abdication

There had been a complete abdication of responsibility.

N-UNCOUNT: N of n

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