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Abdicate

abdicate
~ v 1 to give up the position of being king or queen 2 abdicate responsibility formal to refuse to accept responsibility for something any longer - abdication n
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  (abdicates, abdicating, abdicated) 1. If a king or queen abdicates, he or she gives up being king or queen. The last French king was Louis Philippe, who abdicated in 1848. VERB: V, also V n • abdication ...the most serious royal crisis since the abdication of Edward VIII. N-UNCOUNT: usu with poss 2. If you say that someone has abdicated responsibility for something, you disapprove of them because they have refused to accept responsibility for it any longer. (FORMAL) Many parents simply abdicate all responsibility for their children. VERB: V n c darkgreen]disapproval • abdication There had been a complete abdication of responsibility. N-UNCOUNT: N of n ...
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  verb (-cated; -cating) Etymology: Latin abdicatus, past participle of abdicare, from ab- + dicare to proclaim — more at diction Date: 1541 transitive verb 1. to cast off ; discard 2. to relinquish (as sovereign power) formally intransitive verb  to renounce a throne, high office, dignity, or function • abdicable adjective • abdication noun • abdicator noun  Synonyms: ~, renounce, resign mean to give up a position with no possibility of resuming it. ~ implies a giving up of sovereign power or sometimes an evading of responsibility such as that of a parent ~d the throne. renounce may replace it but often implies additionally a sacrifice for a greater end renounced her inheritance by marrying a commoner. resign applies to the giving up of an unexpired office or trust resigned from the board. ...
Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary
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  v.tr. 1 (usu. absol.) give up or renounce (the throne). 2 renounce (a responsibility, duty, etc.). Derivatives abdication n. abdicator n. Etymology: L abdicare abdicat- (as AB-, dicare declare) ...
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  отказываться (от права) ABDICATE гл. слагать - abdicate responsibility ...
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  1. отрекаться от престола 2. отказываться 3. юр. отрекаться 4. карт. разг. выйти из игры ...
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  v.  1) отрекаться (от престола); отказываться (от права, поста и т.п.)  2) leg. отрекаться (от своего ребенка) Syn: see relinquish ...
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  - 1541, "to disown, disinherit (children)," from L. abdicatus, pp. of abdicare "renounce, reject," from ab- "away" + dicare "proclaim." Meaning "divest oneself of office" first recorded 1618. ...
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