Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb abdicate

1 sense of abdicate

Sense 1
abdicate, renounce -- (give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations; "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee")
       => vacate, resign, renounce, give up -- (leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds")

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