Definitions for abdicateˈæb dɪˌkeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abdicate, renounce(verb)

    give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations

    "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee"

Wiktionary

  1. abdicate(Verb)

    To surrender, renounce or relinquish, as sovereign power; to withdraw definitely from filling or exercising, as a high office, station, dignity; as, to abdicate the throne, the crown, the papacy.

    Note: The word abdicate was held to mean, in the case of James II, to abandon without a formal surrender.

  2. abdicate(Verb)

    To formally separate oneself from or to divest oneself of.

  3. abdicate(Verb)

    To reject; to cast off.

  4. abdicate(Verb)

    To disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child; to disown; to disinherit.

  5. abdicate(Verb)

    To relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity; to renounce sovereignty.

  6. Origin: * First attested in 1541.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abdicate(verb)

    to surrender or relinquish, as sovereign power; to withdraw definitely from filling or exercising, as a high office, station, dignity; as, to abdicate the throne, the crown, the papacy

  2. Abdicate(verb)

    to renounce; to relinquish; -- said of authority, a trust, duty, right, etc

  3. Abdicate(verb)

    to reject; to cast off

  4. Abdicate(verb)

    to disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child; to disown; to disinherit

  5. Abdicate(verb)

    to relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abdicate

    ab′di-kāt, v.t. and v.i. formally to renounce or give up office or dignity.—adj. Ab′dicant.—n. Abdicā′tion. [L. ab, from or off, dicāre, -ātum, to proclaim.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abdicate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abdicate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marlene Dietrich:

    A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.

  2. Herbert Marshall McLuhan:

    Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.

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