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What does "Abdicate" mean?

Definition

(v. i.) To relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity (v. t.) To disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child; to disown; to disinherit (v. t.) To reject; to cast off (v. t.) To renounce; to relinquish; -- said of authority, a trust, duty, right, etc (v. t.) 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


Synonyms renounce


Example: "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee"


Word Family abdicated, abdicates, abdicating, abdication, abdications