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abdicate
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The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
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as in: abdicated the throne Define
to formally give up power -- as when giving up a position of royalty such as to resign from being king
  • "But, Sire," interrupted Drinian, "are you abdicating?"

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  • The King abdicated when he married her.
  • The king and queen who are at present occupying my throne are very old and tottering, and are going to abdicate shortly in my favor.
    Wiggin, Kate Douglas  --  Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm

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as in: abdicated the throne Define
to formally give up power -- as when giving up a position of royalty such as to resign from being king
as in: abdicated responsibility Define
to ignore duties or obligations
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