Synonyms and Antonyms of abdicate

  1. 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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