Meaning of ABDICATE in English

ABDICATE

verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a king abdicates (= gives up the position of being king )

It shocked the nation when the king abdicated.

a queen abdicates (= gives up the position of being queen )

The Queen is unlikely to abdicate.

abdicate responsibility formal (= refuse to have responsibility for something you used to have responsibility for )

The state should not allow parents to abdicate responsibility for their children.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

responsibility

But this made the Department and ministers once again vulnerable to charges of abdicating their responsibilities for financial and policy goals.

When governments abdicate this steering responsibility , disaster often follows.

This is not a reason why district ethics committees should yield to pressure to abdicate their responsibilities to local citizens.

It worked in a few places, but most governments abdicated their steering responsibilities .

If the court took this view, it would be abdicating its responsibility .

President Kennedy assured Wallace that federal troops would be used only if the state abdicated its responsibilities .

By invoking testosterone a man can abdicate responsibility for his own behaviour.

Orkney Islands Council abdicated all responsibility to its social work department: my children were made to suffer accordingly.

throne

Romero reportedly has abdicated his throne , which could give Johnson his opportunity at last.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

By the end of the year he had abdicated.

Edward reportedly surrendered and abdicated, whereupon the estates renounced their homage to him and then returned to inform parliament.

Opponents also cite the city government as an example of where elected officials have abdicated their power to the appointed staff.

President Kennedy assured Wallace that federal troops would be used only if the state abdicated its responsibilities.

This is not a reason why district ethics committees should yield to pressure to abdicate their responsibilities to local citizens.

When governments abdicate this steering responsibility, disaster often follows.

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