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abdicate

ab·di·cate

abdicate

 
 
pronunciation:
aeb d keIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: abdicates, abdicating, abdicated
definition: to officially give up a position of power or a right.
The dying king abdicated so that his son could become king.
similar words:
resign
derivations: abdication (n.), abdicator (n.)
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