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.
Soule. Dictionary of English synonyms. Словарь английских синонимов. 2012