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abdicate -- as in: abdicated the throne
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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
  • 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
  • "But, Sire," interrupted Drinian, "are you abdicating?"
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • "Royalties may not abdicate," fell as a warning from pretty lips.
    Wilde, Oscar  --  The Picture Of Dorian Gray
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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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