Synonyms and Antonyms of abdicate
to give up (as a position of authority) formally the revolutionary government forced Nicholas II to abdicate the Russian throne Synonyms abnegate, cede, relinquish, renounce, resign, step aside (from), step down (from), surrender Related Words abjure, demit, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, waive; forsake, give up, hand over, yield; abandon, desert, quit, vacate Near Antonyms appropriate, arrogate, assume, claim, confiscate; seize, take over, usurp, wrest; defend, guard, protect, safeguard, secure
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