step down


step down from


Definition of STEP DOWN

to give up (a job or office) <with the advent of his 90th birthday, he could no longer resist calls for him to step down from chairmanship of the board>
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)
to give up (as a position of authority) formally <even in the face of a palace revolt, Queen Elizabeth I refused to step down from the throne>

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