how to pronounce abdicate


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abdicate is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of abdicate in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… blind eye or abdicate responsibility to …”

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.

abdicate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word abdicate occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics abdicate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that abdicate can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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