Abdicate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈæbdɪkeɪt|  American pronunciation of the word abdicate
Brit.  |ˈabdɪkeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word abdicate

verb

- give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations(syn: renounce)

The King abdicated when he married a divorcee

Examples

The king was forced to abdicate.

The king abdicated the throne.

King Alfonso XIII abdicated in favour of his eldest son.

The king was forced to abdicate the throne.

The King abdicated when he married a divorcee

If the King does not abdicate, he will have to be dethroned

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: abdicate
he/she/it: abdicates
present participle: abdicating
past tense: abdicated
past participle: abdicated
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