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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of abdicate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of abdicate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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.
Nevertheless, this missile strike and the military action of our forces already in Syria, have yet to be authorized by Congress, congress cannot abdicate its responsibility any longer and should vote on any use of force not made in self defense. This is necessary whether action is taken against terrorist groups or, as here, against regime capabilities.
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- абдикирам, отказвам се отBulgarian
- verweigern, ausstoßen, abdankenGerman
- παραιτούμαι, αποποιούμαιGreek
- کناره گیری کردنPersian
- 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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