abdicate - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/ˈæbdɪkeɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyabdicate
he/she/itabdicates
present participleabdicating
past tenseabdicated
past participleabdicated
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] if a king or queen abdicates, he or she formally gives up power
  2. 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.

derived word

abdication

 

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/ˌæbdɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [countable/uncountable]
singularabdication
pluralabdications