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meanings of abdicate


  1. To relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity; to renounce sovereignty.
  2. To disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child; to disown; to disinherit.
  3. To surrender, renounce or relinquish, as sovereign power; to withdraw definitely from filling or exercising, as a high office, station, dignity; to fail to fulfill responsibility for.
  4. To depose.
  5. To formally separate oneself from or to divest oneself of.
  6. To reject; to cast off; to discard.