[ UK /ˈæbdɪkˌe‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /ˈæbdəˌkeɪt/ ]
  1. give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations
    The King abdicated when he married a divorcee
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How To Use abdicate In A Sentence

  • The accession of the Dutch prince to the throne had agonized the Tories because it set aside both the reigning (or "abdicated") king and the Prince of Wales.
  • When reason is abdicated and replaced by the bellicose creeds of opposing religions, peace is impossible.
  • The king abdicated his throne, and the country became a republic.
  • Opponents also cite the city government as an example of where elected officials have abdicated their power to the appointed staff.
  • Rome was still the lawful mistress of the world: the pope and the emperor, the bishop and general, had abdicated their station by an inglorious retreat to the Rhone and the Danube; but if she could resume her virtue, the republic might again vindicate her liberty and dominion. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • His message was to strike, disrupt, riot, and create chaos until the Shah was forced to abdicate.
  • The aging founder of the university decided to abdicate.
  • If we abdicate our roles as adults, it will be media and peers that educate our kids.
  • Here we have a woman who is apparently content to abdicate her parental responsibilities and -- ` ULTIMATE PRIZES
  • If the King does not abdicate, he will have to be dethroned
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