Definitions for abdicateˈæb dɪˌkeɪt
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give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations
"The King abdicated when he married a divorcee"
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.
To formally separate oneself from or to divest oneself of.
To reject; to cast off.
To disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child; to disown; to disinherit.
To relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity; to renounce sovereignty.
Origin: * First attested in 1541.
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
to renounce; to relinquish; -- said of authority, a trust, duty, right, etc
to reject; to cast off
to disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child; to disown; to disinherit
to relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
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.
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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- абдикирам, отказвам се отBulgarian
- verweigern, ausstoßen, abdankenGerman
- παραιτούμαι, αποποιούμαιGreek
- tehdä perinnöttömäksi, hylätä, luopuaFinnish
- afstand doen, weigeren, afwijzen, ontervenDutch
- abdisere, avvise, fråseie seg, fornekteNorwegian Nynorsk
- avvise, frasi seg, fornekte, abdisereNorwegian
- abdicar, deserdarPortuguese
- отрекаться, отречься, отказаться, отказыватьсяRussian
- ge upp, abdikera, avvisaSwedish
- bỏ, từ bỏ, thoái vị, từ ngôiVietnamese
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