step aside


step aside from

verb

Definition of STEP ASIDE

1
to give up (a job or office) <a newscaster who knew when it was time to step aside from the anchor desk and let a younger person take over>
Synonyms bag, chuck, leave, resign (from), retire (from), step aside (from), step down (from)
Related Words abandon, vacate; drop out (of), throw up
Near Antonyms hire (out or on)
Antonyms stay (at)
2
to give up (as a position of authority) formally <the prime minister was compelled to step aside from his office when it was demonstrated that he had violated the public trust>

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