Meaning of ABDICATE in English


I . v. a.

Resign ( an office or dignity ), surrender ( a right ), cede, forego, renounce, relinquish, abandon, quit, vacate, give up, part with, lay down, renounce all claim to.

II . v. n.

Resign, relinquish office, ( especially that of a king ), vacate the throne, retire to private life, go into retirement.

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