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verb abdicate pronunciation in British English /ˈæbdɪkeɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyabdicate
he/she/itabdicates
present participleabdicating
past tenseabdicated
past participleabdicated
  1. 2
    [transitive] formal to stop accepting a particular responsibility or obligation that you have
    abdicate (your) responsibility:

    The government cannot abdicate responsibility for national security.

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abdication

 abdicate pronunciation in British English /ˌæbdɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [countable/uncountable]
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