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Synonyms and Antonyms of step down
1 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 of step down from bag, chuck, leave, resign (from), retire (from), step aside (from), quit (from)Words Related to step down from abandon, vacate; drop out (of), throw upNear Antonyms of step down from hire (out or on)Antonyms of step down from stay (at)
2 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 Synonyms of step down from abnegate, cede, relinquish, renounce, resign, step aside (from), abdicate (from), surrenderWords Related to step down from abjure, demit, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, waive; forsake, give up, hand over, yield; abandon, desert, quit, vacateNear Antonyms of step down from appropriate, arrogate, assume, claim, confiscate; seize, take over, usurp, wrest; defend, guard, protect, safeguard, secure
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