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 of abdicate abnegate, cede, relinquish, renounce, resign, step aside (from), step down (from), surrender Words Related to abdicate abjure, demit, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, waive; forsake, give up, hand over, yield; abandon, desert, quit, vacate Near Antonyms of abdicate appropriate, arrogate, assume, claim, confiscate; seize, take over, usurp, wrest; defend, guard, protect, safeguard, secure
Synonym Discussion of abdicate
- abdicated the throne
- renounced her inheritance by marrying a commoner
- resigned from the board
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