IPA: ˈæbdʌkeɪt


  • (transitive, obsolete) To disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child; to disown; to disinherit.
  • (transitive, reflexive, obsolete) To formally separate oneself from or to divest oneself of.
  • (transitive, obsolete) To depose.
  • (transitive, obsolete) To reject; to cast off; to discard.
  • (transitive) 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.
  • (intransitive) To relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity; to renounce sovereignty.

Examples of "abdicate" in Sentences

  • He was forced to abdicate.
  • The Tsar was forced to abdicate.
  • Did the shogun just abdicate out of the blue
  • The Storting never asked the King to abdicate.
  • If they failed, the king agreed to abdicate the throne.
  • The word abdicate has to our ears a certain regal sound.
  • When he refused to abdicate, the rebels attacked the village.
  • The nobility rebelled against the Queen, forcing her to abdicate.
  • In 1747, the nominal king abdicated the throne and left for Chiang Mai.
  • The king and princess decide to abdicate, effectively abolishing the monarchy.
  • The king and princess decided to abdicate, effectively abolishing the monarchy.
  • Yes, I did mean "abdicate," as in abdicate their judgment TO that of their leaders.
  • Kamal Abu Sena urges the president to live with dignity and "abdicate," as he put it.
  • Or kids tugging at their parent's arms to ask what "abdicate" means, at the very least.
  • And, opinion polls have suggested, done by various television networks that over 55 percent still want her to stay on the throne and not to retire or even to abdicate, which is not in our constitution anyway.
  • The president of Ivory Coast has refused to "abdicate" in the wake of post election violence and said that any attempt to remove him will be met by force, his American representative has told The Daily Telegraph.
  • There can be no doubt that nothing was further from the mind of James than to abdicate his throne-and, indeed, the Convention left open for everybody to interpret "abdicate" as a 'voluntary or an involuntary retirement from the throne as he wished.
  • I have never held such a high office --- nor do I aspire for it, nor have the talents to achieve it --- but I think that if I somehow was 'drafted' I would like to believe I'd follow the Mises line and "abdicate" or the Leonard Read line and "push the button".

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